Local inspectors visit a restaurant to check for any officials using public funds for personal consumption purposes, in Liuzhou, south China, January 1, 2020. /VCG
A total of 15,799 Chinese officials were punished in July for violating frugality rules, the country's top anti-graft body said on Thursday.
The officials were involved in 10,719 cases, said a statement issued by the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission.
Those punished include 44 at the prefecture or equivalent level, and 903 at the county or equivalent level, according to the statement.
Among them, 9,327 were found guilty of bureaucratism or the practice of formalities for the sake of it, and 6,124 related cases were handled.
In the meantime, authorities also investigated 4,595 cases of hedonism and extravagant conduct, with 6,472 officials penalized, said the statement.
The CPC released its eight-point rules on frugality in late 2012 to combat undesirable work practices
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