A total of 13,442 Chinese officials were punished in October for violating frugality rules, according to the top anti-graft body on Monday.


The officials were involved in 9,309 cases, said a statement issued by the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission.


The punished officials include 57 at the prefecture or equivalent level, and 737 at the county or equivalent level, according to the statement.


Among them, 7,355 were punished for the practices of bureaucratism or formalities for formalities' sake, with nearly 5,000 related cases handled.


Meanwhile, authorities also investigated 4,363 cases of hedonism and extravagant conduct, such as giving or accepting gifts, awarding unauthorized allowances or bonuses, and misusing public funds for banquets, with 6,087 officials penalized, said the statement.


The CPC released its eight-point rules on frugality in late 2012 to combat undesirable work practices.


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China punishes over 13,000 officials for frugality violations



A total of 13,442 Chinese officials were punished in October for violating frugality rules, according to the top anti-graft body on Monday.


The officials were involved in 9,309 cases, said a statement issued by the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission.


The punished officials include 57 at the prefecture or equivalent level, and 737 at the county or equivalent level, according to the statement.


Among them, 7,355 were punished for the practices of bureaucratism or formalities for formalities' sake, with nearly 5,000 related cases handled.


Meanwhile, authorities also investigated 4,363 cases of hedonism and extravagant conduct, such as giving or accepting gifts, awarding unauthorized allowances or bonuses, and misusing public funds for banquets, with 6,087 officials penalized, said the statement.


The CPC released its eight-point rules on frugality in late 2012 to combat undesirable work practices.


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