China probes almost 37,000 officials for graft last year
BEIJING (AFP) - China investigated almost 37,000 officials suspected of corruption in more than 27,000 cases between January and November, state media said on Sunday.
Out of the 27,236 cases, 12,824 resulted in "losses for the people" involving a total of 5.51 billion yuan (S$1.15 billion), Xinhua news agency said without elaborating.
It cited a statement from the Supreme People's Procuratorate, China's top prosecuting body, which could not be reached for comment on Sunday.
China's top prosecutor Cao Jianming told the National People's Congress parliament in October that 200,000 people had been probed for embezzlement or bribery between January 2008 and last August.