China’s procuratorial agencies investigated 28,894 officials for duty-related crimes in sectors related to agriculture and poverty relief in the past two and a half years. Some 16,385 of them were suspected of bribery, accounting for 56.7 percent of the total investigated from the beginning of 2013 to the end of May [2015], the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) said on Tuesday [18 July 2015]…Full Article: China Daily July 2015

Key Point

  • Starting in July 2015, China’s plans to carry out a two year anti-corruption campaign in China’s rural and agriculture sectors.

ChinaAg Comment

  • The Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) is China’s top national procuratorial (i.e. prosecution and investigation) agency and reports directly the National People’s Congress and its Standing Committee. As of mid-2015, the SPP was headed by Cao Jianming (appointed Procurator-General in 2008).

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