China Daily has reported that almost 7,000 officials have been investigated in China for “abuse or dereliction of duty” in the first nine months of the year. Of these cases, “A total of 1,780 officials were found to have been involved in 1,456 cases of abuse of power or negligence… The crackdown aims to prevent officials from violating the legitimate rights and interests of common Chinese people and reduce the chance of such occurrences. It focuses on illegal detainment and search, obtaining evidence and prosecuting crimes through illegal means, election fraud, and mistreating detainees, as well as neglect of duty that leads to severe life and economic losses. ” The full story is here.
6,953 officials probed for power flop
Posted by Sophie Beach | Oct 27, 2004