China makes headway in fighting corruption in poverty reduction sector
China has disciplined 180,100 people in around 133,100 cases involving corruption and violations of the code of conduct since the 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) National Congress in late 2017, according to figures from the top anti-graft watchdog.
The CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) and the National Supervisory Commission have vowed to crack down on corruption and code of conduct violations in the strictest manner, in a bid to facilitate the targeted poverty alleviation campaign, a major front in China's efforts in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects.
At its second plenary session a year ago, the CCDI stressed efforts to address corruption that occurs on people's doorsteps, especially in poverty relief sector.
Problems such as misappropriation of funds and assets in collective rural economy, land acquisition and demolition, education and medical care were also highlighted.
In another sign of progress the CPC has made in strict governance over the Party since the 19th CPC National Congress is that 316,000 "flies" and "ants" - terms used to describe corrupt lowly-ranked officials - were punished in some 238,700 cases related to people's immediate interests.
In spite of the sweeping victory in fighting corruption and exercising full and strict governance over the Party, the CCDI has repeatedly pledged that there will definitely be no let up in improving the Party's conduct.
After punishing 78,804 officials in the first 11 months of 2018, the anti-graft authority exposed another six cases that breached the eight-point frugality rules.