Anti-graft campaign investigated 140,000
Prosecutors handled 110,000 corruption cases, involving 140,000 suspects, from the beginning of 2013 until this August, according to the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP).
“Our country has been taking decisive anti-corruption measures since 2013 and made notable achievements in handling corruption cases,” said SPP Vice-President Sun Qian.
A sweeping campaign against corruption and extravagance was launched after the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in late 2012 when the new leadership headed by Xi Jinping vowed to crack down on corruption.
The campaign is still going strong as discipline inspections routinely uncover misbehaving officials at various levels and pass their cases to judicial organs.