China is instituting moral instruction for its civil servants, and has categorized the training sessions as “highly important,” according to the Chinese newspaper the People’s Daily.

The training is divided into three broad sections: basic knowledge, case studies, and four duties (loyalty to the country, a readiness to serve the people, a sense of obligation, and persistence in fairness and honesty).

The goal?

… it is hoped the spirit of impartial and fair decision-making can be instilled in government work and prevent corrupt actions from occurring in the first place.

Sounds … completely reasonable. I wonder: how would similar training go over in the U.S.?