he Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) published its 2020 report on anti-corruption on January 26, which said it had punished 604,000 officials in 2020.
The country’s top anti-graft body said that discipline inspection departments nationwide received 3.2 million tip-offs in 2020 and investigated 1.7 million leads. Among the 604,000 punished officials, 27 were provincial and ministerial-level officials and 2,859 were at the department and bureau level.
The CCDI has since 2015 implemented what they called “four means” to deal with suspected officials, including criticism and self-criticism, light punishment, heavy punishment and transferring to courts after investigation. The CCDI said it used the third method on 71,000 officials, 3.6 percent of the total, and the fourth on another 68,000 officials, 3.5 percent of the total.
At the latest plenary held between January 22 and 24 in Beijing, the CCDI said it will continue and deepen anti-corruption campaigns and concentrate more efforts on corruption in political and economic fields.