The Communist Party of China’s (CPC) top disciplinary agency on Thursday named and shamed officials in eight cases as part of a major anti-corruption campaign.
The CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) released the names of over 10 officials involved in misuse of public funds for banquets and tours, and bribe-taking, among other violations.
Punishment for those on the list includes warnings and removal from office.
In one case, Liu Jun, deputy director of the State Post Bureau, was given a disciplinary warning for attending a banquet given by a domestic express delivery firm and accepting a sports watch worth 1,057 yuan (168.3 U.S. dollars) from another domestic transport company when Liu was on a business trip to the United States and Canada in 2016.
The CPC released its eight-point rules on austerity in late 2012 to reduce undesirable work practices.
The disciplinary watchdog warned officials against untoward behavior during the upcoming Spring Festival holiday.
Holidays usually see a rise in gift-giving, banquets, ceremonies and other such activities in China. Spring Festival falls on Feb. 16 this year.