China investigates 280,000 cases of Party frugality violations since 2012


BEIJING — China has investigated and dealt with 280,000 cases of violations of the Party’s frugality disciplines by the end of March, according to the top anti-graft body of the Communist Party of China.

China has also exposed typical cases of frugality violations on a regular basis to warn and educate the public on the subject, according to the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the national supervisory commission.

The CPC released an “eight-point decision” in 2012 to improve Party and government conduct and address the practice of formalities for formalities’ sake, bureaucratism, hedonism and extravagance.

The top anti-graft body has a monthly reporting system with provincial-level governments, the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, central Party and government agencies, centrally administered state-owned enterprises and central financial institutions.