Frugality campaign nets over 80,000 officials

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More than 80,000 officials have been disciplined for breaching corruption rules as of late September, according to a statement from the Communist Party of China's (CPC) disciplinary watchdog.

The figure was revealed in the latest statement of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), issued ahead of the second anniversary of the "eight-point" anti-bureaucracy and formalism ruling. The campaign started on Dec. 4, 2012 to reduce pomp, ceremony, bureaucracy and undesirable work styles.

The statement said some 38,000 officials had been punished for violations such as dereliction of duty. While the remainder were found to be responsible for the indiscreet use of public vehicles; using public funds for personal entertainment; lazy work styles; and accepting gifts.

The majority, some 78,767, of those disciplined were lower ranking officials, while two ministerial level officials were also slapped with disciplinary penalties.

Over the last two years, disciplinary watchdogs at all levels have maintained momentum to ensure offenders are named and shamed, which serves as a deterrent to others, said the statement.

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