Chinese prosecutors accuse bribery of former officials

China’s Supreme Public Prosecutors announced that bribery charges have been brought against the former head of China’s National Bureau of Statistics Wang Baoan and former deputy governor of southwest China’s Sichuan Province Li Zhenjun.

Wang faces the charge of using his position as assistant, deputy finance minister and head of the National Bureau of Statistics to provide benefits to others in exchange for large amounts of money and property as a bribe, according to an official statement published here Tuesday. Prosecutors filed similar charges against Li.

Meanwhile, China’s top anti-corruption body announced on Sunday that 11,337 officials were punished in 7,588 cases for misconduct and discipline in the first three months of this year.

The Commission, officially known as the Supreme Discipline Control Committee of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC), said the granting of unauthorized bonuses was the most common misconduct, followed by the misuse of public vehicles and the giving or receiving of gifts.

In late 2012, the Communist Party of China (CPC) had set out in its eight-point list the rules on austerity measures to curb undesirable work practices, which are a form of corruption.