China's Communist Party wants more transparency from government officials in disclosing their assets, including overseas property and investments made by family members, the official Xinhua news agency said. The stricter rules will require officials to submit reports to the government, detailing their property and investment activity, including the overseas business dealings of spouses and children, according to the Party's anti-corruption body. Beijing fears official malfeasance is undermining its authority to govern and sparking violent protests against corrupt officials. (Reuters)

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