China disciplines 4,900 violators of frugality
The Communist Party of China (CPC)’s top anti-graft body announced that more than 4,900 officials were reprimanded for violating austerity rules in October, bringing the total punished this year to 36,600.
The officials punished last month, including two provincial and ministerial level officials, were implicated in more than 3,800 cases, about a fourth of which involved unapproved use of public vehicles, the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said in a routine report on its website.
Unauthorized allowances and subsidies, lavish weddings and funerals as well as illicit gift giving and receiving were included in violations.
According to the CCDI, more than 71,000 officials were subject to disciplinary action for breaking austerity rules in 2014.
As of the end of October, some 27,000 cases involving four provincial and ministerial level officials have been dealt with in the country’s frugality campaign in 2015, it said.