Over 152,000 Chinese officials held accountable in China’s anti-corruption campaign this year
Published: Dec 04, 2020 10:26 PM

Photo taken on May 22, 2020 shows flags on the Tian'anmen Square and atop the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China.Photo:Xinhua

A total of 152,850 officials have been held accountable across China this year for violating the eight-point regulation, rules that were released by the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee in December 2012 to improve Party and government conduct.

As of October 31, 105,226 cases of violations have been dealt with this year, Zhongguo Jijian Jiancha Bao, a newspaper run by the Central Commission for Disciplinary Inspection (CCDI) of the Communist Party of China, said on Friday.

Friday marks the eighth anniversary of the release of the eight-point regulation. Requiring Party members to avoid extravagance, bureaucracy and abuse of power, the regulation has produced effective outcomes in China's anti-corruption battle. 

Since the 18th CPC National Congress was held in November 2012, 375,000 cases of hedonism and extravagance have been solved across China, with 326,000 people being punished, Xinhua News Agency reported.

Moreover, 183,000 cases involving bureaucratism and the practice of formalities have been investigated and dealt with nationwide since the 19th CPC National Congress held in October 2017, with 157,000 people being punished.

The eight-point regulation plays a vital role in China's anti-corruption battle. It made explicit requirements on how Party members should improve their work style in eight aspects, focusing on exercising frugality, rejecting extravagance and reducing bureaucratic visits, meetings and empty talk.

It requires the officials to keep close contact with the people to understand the real situations facing society through in-depth inspections at a grassroots level.