China Corruption Investigations in First Half of 2013

Law enforcement agencies in China investigated 13,842 people on suspicion of government corruption, according to state media.

The majority of the cases involved investigations in to embezzlement of public funds, which accounted for 9,747 cases.

The amount of bribes that were paid to officials in the cases investigated by prosecutors totaled $287 Million (1.77 Billion Yuan.)

Source:  “13,800 investigated for corruption harming public interests,” Xinhua, July 22, 2013.