Hundreds of thousands punished for corruption
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.