China Rolls Out New Graft Watchdog

BEIJING—China’s government is introducing a new corruption watchdog to enforce a cleaner civil service, but some legal experts worry it will boost President Xi Jinping’s already substantial clout.

Officials say the “national supervisory commission” will target graft and dereliction of duty from lowly functionaries to top government figures, with powers to interrogate and detain suspects, freeze assets and, in some cases, render…

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