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Chinese Officials Punished for Gambling

25 August 2005

BEIJING – As reported by Xinhuanet: "In the first half of this year, almost 5,000 Party officials were punished for taking gift money or gambling, said spokesman Gan Yisheng for the Central Commissionfor Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China onThursday.

"Between January and June, 10,319 leading officials of differentlevels handed over, on their own initiative, gifts like cash and securities worth 62.46 million yuan (about US$7.7 million), while 359 were disciplined for failure to do so.

" In the same period, 4,627 officials were punished for involvement in gambling, which is illegal in China…"

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