Party punishes 1.3m officials in five years

The Communist Party of China’s (CPC) top disciplinary watchdog said yesterday that around 1.343 million grassroots- level officials in the country had been punished between the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012 and the end of June this year.

These officials served at the township level or lower, including 648,000 village officials, according to a statement by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).

The CCDI said this demonstrates the Party’s extension of its strict governance to grassroots-level organizations.

As of this August, the CCDI had dealt with 270 problems in 21 county- level administrative regions, carrying out several rounds of supervision of poverty relief work.

The CCDI has made public 33 typical cases of corruption in poverty relief work.

The watchdog said it had conducted rounds of supervision and inspections of 155,000 CPC organizations in the past five years. During this period, it unearthed 65,000 pieces of evidence about problems with officials, which were transferred to further investigation.  MDT/Xinhua

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