More than 182,000 officials punished in China graft crackdown
BEIJING (AFP) - China's ruling Communist Party punished more than 182,000 officials last year in its high-profile anti-corruption campaign, authorities said on Friday.
Anti-graft authorities across the country last year received more than 1.95 million allegations of corruption and agreed to investigate 172,532 cases, said Mr Huang Shuxian, a deputy head of the ruling party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, at a briefing.
Mr Huang said that as a result, a total of 182,038 officials were given disciplinary punishment, which can range from a mere warning to expulsion from the Party or worse.
"Disciplinary authorities at all levels... upheld imposing punishment upon all the corrupt," he said.