Shandong province even instituted a quota system, mandating prosecutors’ offices in each local district to prosecute at least one such case every year, or face poor performance evaluations, it added. During the three-year effort, police allegedly cracked down on 246,000 cases, prosecutors issued 36,000 indictments in which numerous defendants were implicated, and trial courts decided 32,900 cases involving 225,500 defendants. According to the little public reports on sentencing data available, those determined to be members of organized criminal gangs or gang-like groupings earned considerably lengthier jail sentences than their pre-campaign counterparts.
Furthermore, the seizure of assets from convicted campaign targets has been a significant source of non-tax revenue for several local governments, emphasizing on hefty corruption that is embedded in Xi Jinping’s government. At the behest of their political superiors, compromised cops, prosecutors, or judges often use the local public security bureau to criminally arrest and occasionally punish persons who refuse their demands. Several beaurocrats of China like He Xingxiang, former vice president of China Development Bank, and Wang Linqing, a former assistant judge at China’s Supreme Court have been booked earlier for taking bribes and held indicative of corruption in China, putting the Chinese government and the judicial system at issue.