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China's anti-corruption campaign 2017: More than 159,000 punished

ANI | Updated: Jan 09, 2018 18:17 IST

Beijing [China], January 9 (ANI): China has punished more than 159,000 people in 2017 for corruption and violating the Party's code of conduct.

The accused were involved in 122,100 cases out of which 48,700 cases pertained to poverty alleviation work, reports CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).

More than 61,000 officials were punished for infringing the Party's eight-point frugality code from January to November last year.

A recent public opinion poll in China showed that more than 93.9 percent of its people are satisfied with the Party's anti-graft work.

Starting of 2017, more than 1,300 fugitives returned to China including 347 Party members and State functionaries and also 14 others who are on the list of 100 "red notice" corruption suspects.

In the anti-corruption process around 980 million Yuan (USD 151 million) of illegal money has been recovered. (ANI)