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China to punish more than 600,000 officials in 2021 amid crackdown on Xi Jinping’s corruption and misconduct

  • China punished 627,000 officials for “violating Communist Party discipline and laws” last year.
  • Of this number, most of the disciplined people were lower level officials in farming communities.
  • The news follows a resolution from China’s top disciplinary board last week that shows “no mercy” to those who violate party rules.

As Beijing faces intense headlines over hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics, the Communist Party of China released a new report revealing it fired 627,000 officials last year for “violating Communist Party discipline and laws”. was punished for

The CCP disciplined about 414,000 lower-level party officials working in farming and farm-scale enterprises in 2021, according to data released by the Communist Party Central Disciplinary Inspection Commission and the National Supervisory Commission last week.

According to the report, only 36 high-level provincial party cadre and cabinet level officials were involved in the misconduct cases.

The number of Communist Party officials in 2021 rose slightly from 604,000 people disciplined in 2020.

Communist Party members who are suspected of corruption-related offenses and omissions are referred to disciplinary inspection commissions. These tribunals issue a number of disciplinary sanctions, ranging from warnings and firing to expulsion from the party.

Some notable examples of disciplinary action taken last year included the punishment of 47 officials in Zhangjiajie and Nanjing for failure to control an outbreak of a cluster of COVID-19 delta type infections. Authorities in Xi’an are also facing disciplinary action for “not doing a good job” of managing the COVID-19 outbreak there, which has left the city’s 13 million residents facing a multi-week lockdown. fell.

Under Chinese leader Xi Jinping, China has been disciplining what it calls a campaign to root out corruption in its government. In 2016, the Chinese government announced that it had punished more than one million officials since 2013.

Such a massive crackdown on party functionaries is unlikely to go down. Last August, China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee, the county’s top legislative body, passed a law to give more power to local disciplinary inspectors looking into misconduct cases. This law allowed this corp of inspectors to file a legal claim against anyone who might try to obstruct their investigation.

Last week, the Communist Party’s top disciplinary agency, in a release on its anti-corruption campaign, vowed to show “no mercy” to those who seek to form “political gangs, ‘small circles’ and interest groups.” ”

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