China 'punishes' 160,000 for disciplinary violation

Beijing, Jan 9 (IANS) Over 160,000 people in China were "punished" by the government for disciplinary violations in 2012, official figures said Wednesday.

Disciplinary inspection organs last year launched investigations into more than 155,000 cases based on tip-offs from the public, Xinhua reported.

A total of 160,718 people were punished after the probe.

The investigations also led to the recovery of 7.83 billion yuan ($1.2 billion) from the people punished.


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