BEIJING -- China's prosecutors on Saturday vowed to intensify their clampdown
on corruption, dereliction of duty and major economic crimes closely related to
the public interest.
"The procuratorial organs are improving their efficiency in dealing with
major corruption cases and have punished a large number of government
officials," said Jia Chunwang, procurator-general of the Supreme People's
In the last two months of the year, China's procurators investigated 32,369
cases involving 38,457 officials who were accused of taking bribes or
dereliction of duty. More than 17,440 cases involved huge amount of money and
2,632 officials above the county-head level were prosecuted or punished.
Also, 8,593 commercial bribery cases involving civil servants were put on
file for investigation during the first 11 months of last year.
The central government allocated a total budget of 930 million yuan
(US$116.25 million) in 2006 to local prosecutors, providing good resources to
backup the country's anti-corruption campaign, said Jia.
He said prosecutors will concentrate on crimes relating to land acquisition,
social security funds, medical care, government procurement, resource
exploitation, the bankruptcy and restructuring of state-owned