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Anti-graft body names departments violating regulations

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-09-08 17:32

BEIJING - China's top anti-graft body publicized 177 cases of rule breaking, including three cases of mooncake bought with public funds.

One of the three is experimental school in Quanzhou City, southeast China's Fujian Province, where the principal held extravagant dinners and distributed mooncake coupons to staff.

The other two cases include the civil affairs bureau of Xiangyin County in the central province of Hunan and an official in charge of a reservoir in Wuxuan County, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, who bought mooncakes and went travelling with public funds, as well as illegal use of public vehicles.

The Central Commission for Discipline and Inspection (CCDI) said on its website that officials in those cases all received Party or administrative disciplinary punishments and their names were publicized.

Mid-autumn Festival, which falls on Sept. 8 this year, is one of the major traditional Chinese festivals, and mooncakes are a traditional dessert during the festival.

The CCDI threatened before the festival that it would publicize the names of those who break the rules during the holidays.

Other violations included extravagant dinners, public-funded gift cards, sightseeing tours on public funds and illegally awarding bonuses to staff.

The CCDI has a tip-off website for violations during festivals. From Aug. 4 to 31, the website publicized 624 violations.

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