Nationwide 33,000 people were last year convicted of taking bribes or duty dereliction, a report published Tuesday said.
Among them were 18 officials at or above ministerial level, including Sun Zhengcai.
Sun, former Chongqing Party chief and former member of the Political Bureau of the 18th Communist Party of China Central Committee, was sentenced to life in prison for taking bribes of over 170 million yuan ($26.7 million) on May 8, 2018.
Another 2,466 people were convicted of offering bribes last year, according to the annual work report of the Supreme People’s Court.
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