Commission for Discipline Inspection rectifies high-end tobacco and alcohol industry

The State Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection regulates party and government leading cadres and state-owned enterprise executives to use their powers for personal gain, mainly targeting the luxury tobacco and high-end liquor industries.

This operation handled a total of 2,848 issues and a total of 4,217 people, of which 749 were transferred to the judiciary, 2,009 were punished by the party, 1,161 were punished by the government, 449 were handled by the party organization, 307 were advised, and 856 were reported as typical problems. In Changzhou city of Jiangsu province received 1,196,300 yuan in illegal funds for this operation, and the rest of the regions returned unknown amounts.

Editor’s review: In China, the monopoly system for tobacco and alcohol is a monopoly market, and the relevant responsible departments and persons in charge have huge economic benefits. This action shows that the entire Chinese government is short of money, and the central government is trying to collect money from local governments, in any excuse. On the other hand, this is also a struggle for power. Because those in charge of the tobacco and alcohol industry all have backers in the central government, otherwise it is impossible to sit in the corresponding positions. Now that so many people have been dealt with at once, it shows that the CCP’s intra-party struggle is fierce. It is also showed that the power of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection is already above the law, in other words, the CCP’s power is above the law.

Source: Xinhua News Agency

Editor: GM37

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Nov. 30, 2019