1,968 officials punished for malpractice in local reshuffle

Updated: 2007-12-20 20:00

The organization department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) announced Thursday that 1,968 officials have been punished for wrongdoings during the reshuffle of local governments, legislatures and political advisory bodies.

They have received administrative and discipline punishment and some even faced criminal charges, said the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee in a press release.

The city, county and township governments, branches of the People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) are undergoing leadership elections and reshuffle as many of the officials have finished their five-year term.

The work will be done at the provincial levels in the first half of next year.

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