Discipline inspection agencies handled 139,621 corruption cases in 2010

13:03, June 22, 2011      

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Chinese discipline inspection commissions investigated 139,621 corruption-related cases last year, said a senior official with the discipline watchdog on Wednesday.

A total of 146,517 people were given disciplinary punishments and 5,373 transferred to judicial agencies for criminal proceedings in 2010, Wu Yuliang, deputy secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection told a press conference.

Wu said special attention had been paid to embezzlement and bribery by officials, breach of discipline and violation of laws in key areas and sectors, and abuse of power and corruption cases related to serious accidents and mass incidents.

Source: Xinhua
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