Major corruption cases increase slightly
( 2003-10-21 22:21) (Xinhua)
Procuratorial departments at all levels have reported handling a total of
14,268 major corruption cases nationwide in the first eight months of this year,
up 4.6 percent year-on-year.
The cases involved either abuse of authority involving more than 50,000 yuan
(about 6,000 US dollars) or embezzlement of more than 100,000 yuan (some 12,000
US dollars), according to information released here Tuesday at a national
meeting on procuratorial work.
From January to August, Chinese procuratorial departments handled 29,849
cases concerning bribery and abuse of power, involving approximately 7,200
judicial or administrative personnel.
Substantial efforts would be intensified to deal hard blows at functionary
crimes involving judicial and administrative personnel, especially their
infringement upon the civilian and democratic rights of the ordinary citizens,
the meeting heard.