Young Chinese people still want to become public servants despite the country imposing the strictest ever scrutiny on officials, said Li Zhong, spokesperson for the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. As the country stepped up anti-corruption efforts for more than a year, the behaviour of public servants is under tight supervision from both discipline agencies and the public. This has led to concerns that young people would be less enthusiastic about government jobs, especially lowlevel ones. Li attributed the popularity of public service to people wanting a stable job, respect and welfare benefits.