China probes 36,907 officials for suspected corruption
                 English.news.cn | 2014-01-05 13:59:16 | Editor: Yang Yi

BEIJING, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- China's procuratorial organs investigated 36,907 officials suspected of corruption from January to November in 2013, the country's Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said on Sunday.

The officials were allegedly involved in 27,236 cases, with 21,848 of them being major and important, according to a SPP statement. Major and important cases accounted for 80.2 percent of the total.

Procuratorial organs investigated and dealt with 16,510 cases that directly resulted in losses for the people, which involved 23,017 officials, the statement said.

Of these cases, 12,824 are major and important, with more than 5.51 billion yuan (910.57 million U.S. dollars) involved, it added.

The SPP issued more than 30 documents during the period to standardize law enforcement and improve the quality of handling corruption cases.

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