BEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- A total of 11,389 Chinese officials were punished in January for violating frugality rules, the top anti-graft body said Friday.
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The officials were involved in 8,228 cases --with Hubei Province excluded, said the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission in a statement.
The punished officials include 39 at the prefecture or equivalent level and 755 at the county or equivalent level, according to the statement.
Among them, 5,432 were found engaging in the practice of formalities for formalities' sake or bureaucratism, and 3,900 related cases were handled.
In the meantime, authorities also investigated 4,328 cases of hedonism and extravagant conduct such as giving or accepting gifts and awarding unauthorized allowances or bonuses, and penalized 5,966 officials, said the statement.
The CPC released its eight-point rules on frugality in late 2012 to reduce undesirable work practices.