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China's 'tiger' corruption cases wane, showing Xi's stamp on party

No top officials disciplined last year as focus turns elsewhere

Chinese President Xi Jinping: The Communist Party punished no top-level officials last year.   © Kyodo

BEIJING -- None of the Chinese Communist Party's top 200 officials were ensnared in President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign last year, suggesting that the pursuit of political enemies has become a lower priority as China's leader has consolidated power.

The party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection punished 27 provincial- and ministerial-level officials in 2020, down from 41 in 2019, the country's top corruption-fighting agency says.

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