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China punishes 6,190 officials in anti-graft campaign

Xinhua,November 21, 2017 Adjust font size:

The top anti-graft body of the Communist Party of China (CPC) said Monday that 6,190 officials were punished in October for violating Party austerity rules.

The officials were involved in 4,353 cases, according to the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).

Awarding an unauthorized allowance or bonus was the most common misdemeanor, followed by giving or accepting gifts and misuse of public vehicles.

A total of 53,195 officials involved in 37,824 cases were punished in the first ten months of 2017, the CCDI said.

The CPC released its eight-point rules on austerity in late 2012 to reduce undesirable work practices.

The CCDI has a monthly reporting system on the implementation of the rules within the provincial-level governments, central Party and government agencies, centrally-administered state-owned enterprises and central financial institutions.