China prosecutes thousands for corruption in Q1

Updated: 2013-04-27 15:30


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BEIJING - China's prosecutors handled 3,657 corruption cases, and 1,481 cases involving dereliction of duty and rights violations during the first quarter of 2013, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) announced on Saturday.

All these violations had directly infringed upon peoples' interests, according to an SPP statement, which added that 5,102 people as well as a total volume of 540 million yuan ($87.5 million) were involved in the corruption and bribery cases.

The first three months saw 2,054 people found culpable of dereliction of duty or rights violations, including five municipal-level cadres.

The SPP statement said it will continue focusing on such cases that have a direct bearing on people's interests, namely cases in such sectors as food and drug safety, agriculture, education, employment, social security, medicine, housing, the environment, safe production, public security and law enforcement.

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