Hun­dreds of thou­sands pun­ished for cor­rup­tion

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Nearly 300,000 of­fi­cials in China were pun­ished for dis­ci­plinary vi­o­la­tions in 2015, ac­cord­ing to the coun­try’s anti­graft watch­dog.

The num­ber of those caught was re­leased dur­ing China’s an­nual par­lia­men­tary ses­sion.

The Cen­tral Com­mis­sion for Dis­ci­pline In­spec­tion ad­min­is­tered ma­jor de­mo­tions and “se­vere” dis­ci­plinary pun­ish­ments to around 82,000 of those found to have com­mit­ted vi­o­la­tions, ac­cord­ing to Xin­hua news agency.

Among them, 10 of­fi­cials who had been cen­trally ap­pointed and ad­min­is­tered were given “dras­tic” de­mo­tions as well as se­vere dis­ci­plinary penal­ties for se­ri­ous vi­o­la­tions of the Com­mu­nist Party of China’s code of con­duct.

Some 200,000 oth­ers were pe­nal­ized more lightly and trans­ferred to other posts.

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