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BBC’s Report on the Investigation of 10,800 Corrupt Officials in Guangdong Province

According to a report on the BBC Chinese website on April 14, 2012, since January 2010, Guangdong Province has investigated and taken disciplinary action against over 10,800 corrupt officials. The total amount of bribes that these officials accepted exceeds 1.1 billion yuan. An official from the Guangdong Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection said that the above anti-corruption action has restored nearly 1.8 billion yuan (US$285.5826 million) in economic losses. He did not disclose the total amount of economic losses that resulted from these corrupt officials’ actions.

Source: BBC Chinese Website, April 14, 2012