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China Has Hunted Down 55 Big Tigers since 2012

According to a Xinhua report, China’s current top authority has hunted down 55 “Big Tigers,” since the 18th Communist Party Congress [November 2012]. "Big Tigers" a name for top level corrupt officials.

Among the 55 officials punished, three were at the deputy national level, seven were members of the Central Committee (two) or Central Committee alternates (five), and one was a member of Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. A total of 12 people were from Central government departments and state organs, two were from the military system, and five were central [state] enterprises executives. The rest were from a number of different provinces. 

Source: Xinhua, October 22, 2014