China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) said today that 270 court officials have been punished for violating the ruling Communist Party’s code of conduct in the past three years.
Among those punished, 42 were party chiefs and court presidents, while eight were discipline inspection officials accredited to the courts, the SPC said in a statement.
They were either critiqued by the authorities or given sanctions, such as a demerit mark on their records, or dismissed, it said, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
The Communist Party of China (CPC) refers to probes on corruption and abuse of power as disciplinary proceedings.
The SPC has made public cases involving 13 court presidents who were held accountable since the 18th National Congress of the CPC in late 2012, the statement said.
Thousands of officials were punished in the anti-graft campaign launched by President Xi Jinping since he took power in 2013.