China moves to give anti-corruption inspectors new powers

China’s top legislative body on Friday passed a new law to strengthen the power of disciplinary inspectors to tackle corruption and misconduct among government and Communist Party officials.The law passed by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee will give inspectors the power to take officials who interfere with their work to court.The law will take effect in January and provide a legal basis for a new corps of inspectors established as part of President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption…