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More Corrupt Officials Fall and They Fall Fast

On August 13, 2014, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party, in an unprecedented move, published a total of 10 announcements at its website, each about a high-ranking corrupt official that was disciplined. The first two announcements were posted at 09:44 am Beijing Time on August 13 on its official website. They stated that two Hubei Province officials were removed from their posts due to “serious disciplinary violations” and were being handled according to the law. One minute later at 09:45, a similar announcement was posted on the website for another Hubei official, followed by the fourth announcement posted at 11:00 (Guizhou Province). Additional announcements were posted at 16:30 (Anhui Province), 16:43 (Shanxi Province), 16:45 (Guizhou Province), 16:46 (Shanxi Province), and 16:48 (Shaanxi Province), with the last announcement posted at 17:49 (Hebei Province). The previous record was made on August 11 when an announcement was made about a total of nine corrupt officials. It was observed that one announcement about a official being disciplined may not be a big deal, but ten in one day shows that the situation is very serious. 

Source: The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China, Case Reports, August 13, 2014