The Chinese Communist party has punished 37 thousand officials for excessive spending
Moscow. July 31. INTERFAX.RU — the Communist party of China from the beginning has punished about 37 thousand of officials for violation of the so-called code of thrift, wrote on Tuesday the newspaper The Guardian.
The publication notes with reference to the Chinese Agency for the fight against corruption that the most frequent misconduct on the part of officials began issuing bonuses without proper approval, the exchange of gifts and use of official vehicles for personal purposes. Officials also were seen for frequent trips to restaurants at public expense and holding too weddings and expensive funerals.
“Code of thrift,” consisting of eight items, was released in 2012, when came to power, XI Jinping. The document was intended to help to eradicate extravagance among officials who previously lived on a Grand scale, despite the relatively low wages.
According to the anti-corruption Agency, just since 2012 to account for corrupt activities encouraged more than half a million officials.