A total of 4,304 Chinese officials were punished only in February for violating the rules of frugality imposed by the Communist Party of China (CPC).
The officials were involved in 3,107 cases, according to the Central Commission for Disciplinary Inspection of the CPC and the National Supervisory Commission.
The granting of unauthorized allowances or bonuses was the most common misdemeanor, followed by the offer or acceptance of gifts and use of public funds for banquets.
A total of 11,607 officials involved in 8,108 cases were punished in the first two months of 2019, the statement said.
The CPC issued eight-point frugality rules at the end of 2012, shortly after Xi Jinping's arrival to the position as secretary-general to reduce undesirable work practices.