For those questioning whether the Communist Party of China (CPC) is serious about its anti-corruption drive, the growing number of officials under punishment has shown the party’s zero-tolerance to such wrongdoing.
Four court officials in Shanghai were suspended from their posts last week and investigated after alleged hiring of prostitutes at a nightclub.
Last month, a township-level CPC official in north China’s Hebei Province was fired after an investigation showed he spent 200,000 yuan (about 32,400 U.S. dollars) on a wedding banquet for his daughter, a move deemed unacceptable under China’s ongoing anti-extravagance campaign.
These cases of low-level officials, or “flies” as they have been labeled, were followed by the the public prosecution of Bo Xilai, former CPC chief of southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality.
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