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Auditor General: Major Corruption Found among High-ranking Officials

On June 27, 2012, Liu Jiayi, Auditor General of the National Audit Office of China, delivered the 2011 audit report to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. According to Liu, as a result of the audit, his office referred 112 cases involving major violations of the law and economic crimes to the relevant departments for investigation and prosecution. These cases have implicated more than 300 people. Forty three (38%) of the cases referred involved heads of government departments who abused their official power for personal gain.

Xinhua reported the news stating the audit report indicated that corruption is rampant among high levels of government officials.

Source: Xinhua, June 27, 2012