More Than 100,000 Officials Caught in China Austerity Push

April 20, 2015 2:19 AM

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The top anti-graft body of China's Communist Party says more than 100,000 officials have been reprimanded since late 2012 for violating policies mandating more austere working practices.

The party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said in its monthly report Monday that 5,340 officials were reprimanded in December 2014, the most recent month studied. That pushed the two-year total of reprimanded officials to 102,168.

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