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    The ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) reprimanded 4,300 officials last month for disciplinary violations, the CPC’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said in a statement on its website Sunday.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) – In March, the commission said it investigated 3,115 discipline violation cases, carried out inspections across 31 regions, 139 central and state bodies, 106 government enterprises, and 15 state financial institutions.

    A total of over 1.65 million officials have been punished in the first quarter of this year.

    The CCDI was created to fight corruption and other abuses within the ranks of the CPC. The watchdog conducts internal investigations before deciding whether to hand the case over to the judicial authorities.

    After assuming office in 2012, Chinese President Xi Jinping initiated a large-scale campaign to secure discipline and to fight corruption, primarily targeting high-level officials in the CPC, the armed forces and state-run enterprises.


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