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Dereliction of duty cases soar, research shows

By Cao Yin | China Daily | Updated: 2013-04-02 07:45

The crime is expected to continue rising in 2013, academy says

The number of people convicted of dereliction of duty soared in China last year, according to new research by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and cases are expected to continue rising in 2013.

Tackling corruption has become a key government policy, since the Party's 18th National Congress in November, with investigations being launched into several high-profile figures, including Bo Xilai, the former Party chief of Chongqing, and ex-railways minister Liu Zhijun.

Dereliction of duty cases soar, research shows

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