BEIJING, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- China handed punishments to 19,489 officials in December 2021 for violating the country's eight-point rules on improving Party and government conduct, China's top anti-graft body announced on its website on Thursday.
These officials were involved in 13,431 violation cases, according to a monthly statement from the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission.
Among the officials who received punishments, 13,806 were handed disciplinary or administrative penalties for engaging in bureaucratism, formalities for formalities' sake, and hedonism or extravagant practices, according to the statement.
Last year, a total of 150,362 officials involved in 104,223 cases were punished for breaching the eight-point rules. Among these officials, 101,224 received disciplinary or administrative penalties.
In late 2012, the CPC released its eight-point rules on frugality to combat undesirable work practices. ■