Sunday, January 10, 2010

Fact of the Day: Rampant Corruption

Xinhua recently released some interesting figures on the numbers of corrupt officials caught with their hands in the kitty last year.

From January to November 2009, 106,626 officials across China were punished for discipline violations, an official with the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said Thursday.

Gan Yisheng, vice secretary of the CCDI said anti-graft bodies and discipline inspection departments had received nearly 1.32 million petitions and tip-offs in the 11 months, of which 8.75 percent were investigated and prosecuted.

Less than 9 percent of the petitions and tip-offs were investigated? Either that shows a severely understaffed department or they are not very efficient.

Considering President Hu Jintao keeps talking about how the government is making the battle against corruption a priority, it's strange not much has been done to beef up investigations.

It also shows that with such a low rate of getting caught, many officials continue to take the gamble of lining their pockets with public money...











A total of 106,626 officials across China had been punished for discipline violations from January to November in 2009, an official with the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said Thursday.

Gan Yisheng, vice secretary of the CCDI, said anti-graft bodies and discipline inspection departments had received nearly 1.32 million petitions and tip-offs in the 11 months, 8.75 percent of which had been placed on file for investigation and prosecution.

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