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  1. Building a clean government will be 'arduous'

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing In its first white paper documenting its fight against official corruption, Beijing vowed to strengthen efforts but acknowledged that the task of building a clean government is 'complicated and arduous'. Meanwhile, the ruling Communist Party stepped up its anti-corruption drive against the rank and file in the armed forces, according to a new trial ...

  2. Beijing targets 'corruption on wheels' to stem public anger

    Posted Dec 29th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... identified it as one of the focuses for next year's anti-corruption drive. The mainland's huge fleet of official cars- more than five million of them- not only clogs the roads ... to be surrounded by a sea of government vehicles. '[This campaign] will concentrate on some of the pressing issues the public feels strongly about to fight corruption,' the Politburo said ...

  3. Corruption takes shine off dazzling growth

    Posted Nov 29th 2010, 12:00am by Hari Kumar

    ... the growing corruption that threatens to undo all these achievements. The country has been mired in a series of scandals that has taken a lot of the sheen off its 'shining India' image, ... as the economy booms, new and larger avenues of corruption are surfacing, with figures now running into billions of dollars. The president of the ruling Congress, Sonia Gandhi, acknowledged this fact ...

  4. Suicide may be linked to corruption blitz

    Posted Jun 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The suicide of a top official with the state civil aviation authority could be linked to the campaign against rampant corruption in the mainland's aviation sector, according to state ... with China Southern Airlines were detained and being investigated earlier this month. Several senior CAAC officials have lost their positions this year amid charges of corruption, including Yu Renlu, ...

  5. Date set for TVB chief's corruption trial

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu TVB general manager Stephen Chan Chi-wan indicated in court yesterday that he would deny corruption and fraud charges against him, with the trial expected to take place in June. Stephen Chan, 51; Tseng Pei-kun, 28, Chan's former assistant and director of Idea Empire Advertising and Production Company; and Wilson Chan Wing-shuen, 63, the head of business ...

  6. Hefty Moulin sentences send the right message

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Twelve years' jail is heavy punishment, reflecting a debt to society from which there is no swift rehabilitation. Most people would associate it with offences like serious violence, armed robbery and drug trafficking. That it should be handed down fo ...

  7. Corruption threatens safety in toy factories

    Posted Jul 10th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Rampant corruption is undermining safety standards in the mainland's toy factories, which feed 80 per cent of global demand. According to Hong Kong owners of factories across ... with industry bodies including the Hong Kong Toys Council and the Toy Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong about initiatives to prevent the corruption getting out of hand, say manufacturers, ...

  8. Watchdog acts on landing-slot corruption

    Posted Jul 15th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... The mainland's aviation watchdog will reinforce a crackdown on rampant corruption in the allocation of landing slots at major airports, which may lead to more arrests of regulatory officials and employees of mainland airlines. 'The Civil Aviation Administration of China [CAAC] will put more effort and resources into probing and uprooting the source of corruption ...

  9. Latest anti-corruption regulations still lag behind standard practices in West

    Posted Jul 19th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei There is a long-standing popular saying on the mainland that if 10 officials were randomly chosen and jailed for corruption, the evidence would show that only one had been wronged. This may be an overstatement, but it succinctly reflects the growing anger against official corruption, which has become rampant and systematic. Mainland leaders have long admitted ...

  10. Charting corruption

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Philippines is ranked 139th, and 24th within Asia, on Transparency International's 2009 Corruption Perceptions Index (the smaller the score, the less corrupt the country). Hong ... by corruption? Philippines Political parties 28 per cent Parliament/legislature 26 per cent Business/private sector 3 per cent Media 1 per cent Public officials/civil servants 35 per cent Judiciary 1 per ...




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