On Catching Tigers and Flies database

  • Of the more than 1,460 targets included in the database, the vast majority are officials at the local and provincial levels.
  • Sixty-nine women have been ensnared in the anti-corruption drive. Three of them are high-ranking "tigers".
  • Just 231 people have been sentenced, but they are responsible for misusing more than 6 billion yuan(S$1.3 billion) in funds.
  • Database includes lurid details, such as a municipal official in Henan keeping three mistresses.
  • Shanxi, the stronghold of former president Hu Jintao's top aide Ling Jihua, is one of the provinces with the highest number of graft cases.
  • Coastal Fujian and Zhejiang, which Mr Xi Jinping once led, have seen high-level officials toppled, but they seem to be among the provinces dealt with more leniently.
  • So far this year, China has announced 17 new investigations. One involves a deputy director in charge of Taiwan affairs. His case was announced just days after the island elected a new president.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 23, 2016, with the headline 'On Catching Tigers and Flies database'. Print Edition | Subscribe