China says nearly 180,000 cadres caught in blitz as Communist Party tightens grip

Nearly 180,000 cadres working in China’s judicial and law enforcement authorities have been reprimanded or punished for “violating party discipline and the law” during an ongoing blitz.Of those, some 1,985 people working in the courts, prosecutors’ offices, prisons, police and in national security had been charged as of the end of July, the leading group in charge of the campaign said on Monday.Another 3,466 were disciplined within the ruling Communist Party, and most of the others were…