Senior cadres among thousands punished in five years

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

About 262,600 officials have been punished in the past five years, the discipline inspection agency said yesterday, Xinhua reports.

As of October, discipline inspection agencies nationwide had investigated about 193,200 cases involving violation of the party frugality code issued on December 4, 2012, according to a Communist Party Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) statement.

Twenty-nine of the cases involved senior officials, the statement said.

From December 2012 to October 2017, about 45,500 cases were exposed, 68.6 percent of which occurred in 2013 and 2014 and 3.5 percent in 2017.