He Guoqiang, a senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC), urged strengthening the supervision of influential officials in a bid to prevent corruption by starting at the source.
He, a Standing Committee member of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau, made the remarks Tuesday at a meeting on preventing corruption risks and regulating the power of officials.
He urged various government departments to draft catalogs and flow charts that reflect the power and responsibilities of officials at different posts and highlight corruption-prone phases that require enhanced supervision.
According to He, supervision and corruption prevention efforts should focus on officials at key positions, such as those with authoritative power over appointments, law enforcement, project approvals and supervision.
Additionally, efforts to prevent the risk of corruption should also be upgraded in fields closely related to people's livelihoods, including the education, health, social insurance, food and drugs, and environmental protection sectors.