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Beijing, Shanghai disciplinary watchdogs report misconduct cases

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-04-24 16:50

BEIJING - The disciplinary authorities of Beijing and Shanghai on Thursday reported 18 cases relating to breaches of the eight-point anti-bureaucracy and formalism guidelines as well as Party discipline and laws.

Reporting of such cases is seen as an active response to the recently-launched weekly report system by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the CPC disciplinary watchdog.

It is also a warning against official extravagance and other misconduct during the upcoming May Day holiday, which will last from May 1 to 3 this year.

The cases include bribery of local officials and more trivial offenses, such as traveling at public expense and driving government cars for private use.

On April 8, the CCDI launched a new section on its website inviting the public to report cases of corruption and misconduct. The website,, names officials who have breached guidelines every Monday.

The Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee also reported eight cases relating to breaches of Party discipline and laws by police officers, procurators and judges on Wednesday.

It was the first time for the provincial authority to report such cases publicly.

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