84,000 officials punished in China`s crackdown against graft

Over 84,000 officials in China have been given administrative and party disciplinary punishments as part of the country`s crackdown against corruption, a Chinese minister said on Thursday.

PTI| Updated: Aug 14, 2014, 20:44 PM IST

Beijing: Over 84,000 officials in China have been given administrative and party disciplinary punishments as part of the country`s crackdown against corruption, a Chinese minister said on Thursday.

An increase of 30 per cent was recorded in the number of people punished in graft cases as compared to last year during the same period, Chinese minister of supervision Huang Shuxian said.

Over 9,600 officials` cases were transferred to judicial authorities, Huang said, adding that more than 84,000 officials were given administrative and party disciplinary punishments in the first half of this year.

In 2013, discipline and supervision authorities received over 1.95 million tip-offs, filing more than 172,000 cases and punishing 182,000 officials, Huang said at an anti-graft seminar of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation economies.