China gives disciplinary penalty to 592,000 individuals in 2022

A man takes photos of the decoration set up for the ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China at Tian'anmen Square in Beijing, July 3, 2021. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

BEIJING – China delivered disciplinary punishment to 592,000 individuals in 2022, of whom 53 were provincial or ministerial-level officials, said an announcement released by China's top anti-graft body Friday.

According to the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission, Chinese disciplinary inspectors handled a total of 596,000 cases involving discipline violations in 2022. About 180,000 officials of different levels received punishment.

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Disciplinary authorities also stepped up efforts in educating and warning individuals who conducted a minor breach of discipline, which involved about 1.2 million individuals last year.