More than 4.2 million government officials have been punished for discipline violations over the past 30 years, while nearly three-quarters of Chinese people are satisfied with the country's anti-graft efforts, according to the National Bureau of Corruption Prevention (NBCP).
The figures drew mixed responses from the public, with analysts calling for further improvement in anti-corruption efforts and greater transparency in disclosing relevant information.
Between 1982 and 2011, 465 provincial- and ministerial-level officials were disciplined, among whom 90 were charged with fraud, the NBCP said in a statement on its website on Monday, citing a speech by Cui Hairong, deputy head of the bureau.
Between 2003 and 2011, more than 42,000 members of the Communist Party of China and officials faced judicial organs on corruption charges, including former Shanghai Party chief Chen Liangyu, Cui said at the 5th Independent Commission Against Corruption Symposium in Hong Kong.
Anti-corruption organs nationwide were notified of 1.35 million cases via an online reporting system in 2011. About 137,000 of these cases are being investigated, Cui noted.
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