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SPC reveals court officials' malpractice

Updated: 2014-09-01 20:39

BEIJING - Six local courts in China have been charged with violating anti-bureaucracy rules, the Supreme People's Court (SPC) said Monday.

In one instance, a county-level court in southwestern Guizhou Province spent 423,600 yuan (68,000 US dollars) "treating" its staff to a beach tour in Hainan Province, claiming the trip was for a field study.

A court official in Shaoguan City of Guangdong Province died from over-drinking after a luxury reception held by heads from another local court in the city, according to the statement.

Other malpractices include the misuse of public cars, playing computer games in the office and "asking for girls" in company to a club.

The SPC said all officials involved have been punished and warned court staff across the nation to draw lessons from them.

Chinese leadership introduced the "eight-point" anti-bureaucracy rules in December 2012 to ban officials from pomp, ceremony, bureaucratic visits and meetings.

Tens of thousands of officials have been punished for violating the rules.

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