Chinese officials on ‘prison tours’ as a warning against corruption

A stark reminder by the government

Chinese authorities have begun showing government officials and their families around prisons as a “warning” against corruption, according to China Daily newspaper.


70 members of the Communist Party and their wives or husbands visited “former prison officers and stayed in a cell for one day as an educational warning”, according to the newspaper.


Chinese president Xi Jinping has put the fight against corruption at the top of his agenda since he came into power, investigating and arresting several high-ranking officials of the government, the armed forces, and the business world.


The prison “tours” were a stark reminder by the Chinese government against corruption. China Daily said that photos of interrogations are put up on the walls of the prison as a warning.