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  1. How corruption greases the wheels of nascent economies

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'Resolutely punishing and effectively preventing corruption bears on popular support for the party and on its very survival, and is therefore a major political ... latest worldwide corruption report, which came out last month. It made similar noises about the dangers of corruption and the important policing role of public institutions. This is a sentiment ...

  2. Call to bar corrupt cadres in reshuffle

    Posted May 16th 2007, 12:00am by Ng Tze Wei

    ... Corrupt officials must be barred from all government and party posts in the country's ongoing leadership reshuffle, a senior official of the Communist Party's discipline watchdog ... Xia Zanzhong, deputy secretary of the party's Central Commission of Discipline Inspection, said. 'We must prevent officials 'plagued with corruption' being appointed ...

  3. Corruption worsening and widespread, says premier

    Posted Mar 17th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Problem lies with over-concentration of power, he notes Premier Wen Jiabao admitted yesterday that corruption was worsening on the mainland and that over-concentration of power was its root cause. China usually describes corruption as a vice of individual officials, but Mr Wen admitted at yesterday's news conference that it was worsening and was widespread among senior ...

  4. Corruption and police response to protest bruise Macau's image

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Corruption and mishandling of a mass protest have been blamed for dealing a blow to the Macau government's image, with a survey showing Hong Kong people's perception ... angry over government corruption and policies clashed with police. A motorcyclist was hit by a stray bullet fragment when an officer fired five shots in the air during the protest. Pollster ...

  5. Exports tainted by corruption and moral collapse: academic

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... that corruption and lack of a democratic system have made the mainland respond less effectively than other countries. Steve Tsang, a reader in politics at Oxford University's St Antony's College, sees government corruption and the 'collapse' of public morality as the causes of China's woes. In one example of alleged corruption, the former head of the State Food ...

  6. Anti-corruption website overwhelmed

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok An official website dedicated to the government's anti-corruption efforts crashed a day after its debut due to an overwhelming number of hits, state media reported yesterday. The National Bureau of Corruption Prevention website, yfj.gov.cn, was launched on Monday but was inaccessible on Tuesday afternoon, Beijing Youth Daily reported. A representative from ...

  7. Corrupt drug chief blamed for scandals

    Posted Jun 01st 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Condemned agency head targeted Beijing blamed former drug chief Zheng Xiaoyu yesterday for the spate of fake-drug scandals which has put the country's food and drug industries under the international spotlight. The condemnation - at a press conferenc ...

  8. Former drugs boss on trial for corruption

    Posted May 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The former chief of the mainland's food and drug regulator went on trial in Beijing yesterday, accused of taking millions of yuan in bribes and dereliction of duty. The first hearing in the trial of Zheng Xiaoyu, who was chief of the State Food and D ...

  9. Anti-graft body plans to weed out corruption with preventive tactics

    Posted Sep 14th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi The mainland's new state anti-graft agency plans to 'pull out corruption at its roots' by taking a combative policy approach and co-ordinating the efforts of various disciplinary bodies, its head said yesterday. But it will not have the power to investigate or punish corrupt officials, Xinhua reported yesterday as the first details of the bureau's ...

  10. Bill tackling corruption may slow graft fight, say critics

    Posted Feb 15th 2007, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello in Denpasar A new anti-corruption bill drafted by a team appointed by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights has worried local experts, who say it may slow down the war on graft. Danang Widoyoko, vice-co-ordinator of Indonesia Corruption Watch, warned that, in particular, the bill's intention of closing the Anti-Corruption Court could spell disaster ...




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