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Following the 19th Communist Party Congress, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) will continue to focus on problematic officials who are in important positions and likely to be promoted, said Yang Xiaodu, the deputy party secretary of CCDI, reported by 21st Century Business Herald.

Special attention will also be given to those officials who have intertwined both political and economic corruption, Yang said.

So far, 440 provincial military cadres and cadres under the Organization Department of the Center Committee of  Communist Party have been investigated, including 43 Central Committee members and 9 members of the CCDI.

More than 8,900 bureau-level and 63,000 county-level cadres received disciplinary punishment, and a total of 278,000 party members have been punished.