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China to crack down on dishonest behavior

Updated: Aug 6,2018 9:13 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — A recent campaign to crack down and eliminate unethical or dishonest behavior has been launched in response to the lack of integrity in various economic and social areas of public concern, according to a statement from the Central Commission for Guiding Ethics and Cultural Progress on Aug 6.

The campaign targets problems including telecom and internet fraud, falsification of poverty-alleviation projects, plagiarized or falsified published papers, cheating on workplace examinations, and the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sports, according to the statement.

In addition to the campaign, China is also aiming to implement its social credit system by 2020. The system strives to use a credit mechanism that combines rewards with punishments to foster a good social atmosphere and promote integrity within the country.

“More efforts should be made to promote the construction of the credit system, set up credit records in all areas, establish a credit information network covering the whole society, and improve the publicity mechanism of the credit information,” the commission said.