194,200 punished for violating Party conduct disciplines

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  • Sunday, 19 Jan 2020

Xi Jinping (centre) standing before delegates at the closing session of the nineteenth National Congress of the Communist Party of China in September last year. - Reuters

BEIJING: A total of 194,200 members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) were punished in 2019 for violations of Party conduct disciplines, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission said on Sunday (Jan 19).

Among them, 108,000 were found engaging in the practice of formalities for formalities' sake or bureaucratism, a category specified for the first time in similar reports.

In the meantime, authorities also investigated 61,400 cases of hedonism and extravagant conduct and issued penalties on 86,200 Party members.

The government also announced that China's judicial system saw the selection and appointment of over 170,000 people's assessors in 2019 amid efforts to enhance public participation in and supervision of justice, said the Ministry of Justice Sunday.

According to China's laws, people's assessors are citizens selected and employed by courts at all levels to help judges make fair and just decisions by hearing court trials. They serve a term of five years.

Meanwhile, the ministry completed last year 56 legislative programs concerning national security, economic growth and people's livelihoods, among other aspects, it said when reporting the progress in judicial administration at a national meeting of judicial department heads.

Continuous efforts were made to streamline judicial procedures, with the reduction of more than 13,000 previously required proofs, said the ministry. - Xinhua/China Daily/Asian News Network

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