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174 cases reported amid anti-bureaucracy campaign

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-04-28 13:42

BEIJING - The disciplinary watchdog of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Monday said that 174 cases of breaches of anti-bureaucracy and formalism guidelines were reported from April 21 to 25.

A total of 171 cases were uncovered by disciplinary watchdogs at Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps and 30 provincial-level regions, including Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, the CPC's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said in a weekly report.

The other three cases were disclosed at the Ministry of Education and at China Telecom, a major player in the country's telecom industry.

The violations include use of public funds for feasts and private tours, official car use infringement, disobeying workplace rules and holding extravagant wedding ceremonies or funerals.

Violators were named and given penalties ranging from warnings, administrative demerits, or probation within the Party to removal from posts, according to the report.

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. So far, 719 cases have been exposed via the website since April 8.

The "eight-point" anti-bureaucracy and formalism rules were introduced by the CPC top leadership on Dec 4, 2012. They ordered CPC officials to reduce pomp, ceremony, bureaucratic visits and meetings.

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