China probed 36,907 officials for corruption from January to November of 2013, according to a Sunday statement from China’s top prosecuting body, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, state-run Xinhua reported. The officials were involved in 27,236 cases, 12,824 of which resulted in “losses for the people,” involving a total of US$906 million (RMB 5.51 billion). Communist Party chief Xi Jinping has taken a hard line against graft since coming to power a little over a year ago, warning that corruption could destroy the party.
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