CCDI site posted 691 cases in 2014

By Fan Lingzhi Source:Global Times Published: 2014-12-30 0:53:01

Survey shows surge in posts at or near 6pm, August tops with 88 cases

China's top disciplinary watchdog published the details on more corruption cases in August than in any other month this year which saw a total of 691 cases as of Saturday, a Global Times survey showed.

A survey on the official website of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the Communist Party of China (CPC) showed that 88 cases were published in August, followed by 80 cases in April, with an average of over 30 cases published per month.

An average of two corrupt officials had the details of their cases released to the public every day from April to September.

The survey also showed that most cases have been brought to public between 6 and 6:15 pm with a high of 45 cases, including two major announcements involving top officials.

The CCDI announced that Zhou Yongkang, former security chief, would be put under investigation for suspected "serious disciplinary violation," was released at 6:02 pm on July 29.

The CCDI likewise announced that Xu Caihou, former vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, was expelled from the CPC at 6:14 pm on June 30.

Some 382 cases were published on the CCDI's website during the hours of 9:30 to 11:30 am and 4:30 to 6:30 pm, accounting for 55 percent of the total.

In particular, five provinces, most of which are resource-rich or major GDP contributors, accounted for more than one-third of the total cases, with a high of 61 cases in Hubei Province, followed by 49 in Sichuan Province.

Shanxi, Guangdong and Fujian provinces followed, with 48, 42 and 36 reported cases respectively.

A total of 41 officials of ministry-level had been placed under investigation as of Saturday, according to the CCDI website, compared with a yearly average of six to eight prior to 2012.

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