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The Number of Officials Punished for Bribery Has Increased 60 Percent in the Last 5 Years

According to an anti-corruption work report that the Supreme People’s Procuratorate of the People’s Republic of China released, from January 2008 to August 2013, 32 provincial-level government officials were sentenced for corruption. Half of them were sentenced to death but received a reprieve. In the past 5 years, a total of 148,931 people were convicted of corruption. The number of officials investigated and punished for the crime of bribery has increased 60 percent compared to the previous 5 years.

The National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee reviewed the anti-corruption and anti-bribery report on October 22, 2013. This was the 2nd time since 1989 that the NPC Standing Committee has listened to an anti-corruption report.

Source: China Review News, October 23, 2013