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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan drops graft charges against former top officials

    Posted Dec 26th 2012, 01:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Taiwanese prosecutors said on Wednesday they had decided to drop charges against two former top officials in a corruption case involving nearly US$30 million embezzled from the government. A businessman had accused former vice premier Chiou I-jen and former foreign minister James Huang of “splitting” the diplomatic fund with him in 2006 under ...

  2. News - China

    Bloggers expose official's corruption in Guangzhou

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 02:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Officials in Guangzhou have launched a probe after microbloggers said they had uncovered another allegedly corrupt leader who owns millions of yuan worth ... quoted a government official responsible for the investigation as saying. Government officials are widely considered to be corrupt among Chinese, who have recently been raising pressure on them ...

  3. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan typhoon hero held over corruption claims

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 05:46pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Taiwan’s former fire chief Huang Chi-min, hailed as a hero for leading rescue efforts during Typhoon Morakot in 2009, has been arrested on corruption allegations, officials said on Thursday. Huang, who headed the National Fire Agency from 2003 to 2009, was suspected of favouring unidentified firms in several contracts, helping them profit by more ...

  4. News - Asia - MONGOLIA

    Mongolians see change as Government House opens to public

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Kohn

    ... for just a few weeks, the ruling Democratic Party (DP) has already organised town hall meetings, laid out its plan for tackling corruption and discussed ways to include the public in budget ... governance will change" Democracy in Mongolia began in 1990 when mass protests ended 69 years of communist rule. Democratic institutions took root, but the nation also suffered from corruption ...

  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesian police in showdown with graft investigators

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Graft investigators go head-to-head with publicly derided force in case that could see the first prosecution of a top-ranking officer Police in corruption showdown Indonesia's corruption watchdog is taking on the notoriously graft-ridden police in a landmark confrontation, with neither law enforcement agency prepared to back down. The case, ...

  6. News - China

    Guangzhou corruption probe snares two officials

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Police chief and top publisher caught accepting bribes and abusing their power Corruption crackdown snares two officials The Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog in Guangzhou said yesterday it had wrapped up internal investigations into two high-profile corruption cases, amid a provincial-wide campaign targeting officials. The city's ...

  7. News - China - PROPERTY

    Anti-corruption drive triggers frantic property dump from officials

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:31pm by Ernest Kao

    ... – many of which belong to government officials, the Oriental Morning Post reported on Monday. With an imminent state-led corruption crackdown looming, nervous Chinese officials- some of whom own ... the possibility of more asset sales by anxious officials as the state government kicks its anti-corruption drive into high gear. The massive fire sale has sparked concerns that oversupply could lead ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    There's no perfect cure for corruption

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... us. Finland also ties with Denmark and New Zealand as the world's most corruption-free places, based on findings in the annual Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International. Granted, corruption is an elastic concept, but Transparency's annual study is the closest to a commonly accepted global reference. And its rankings come with some surprises. Or rather, ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    A cure for cancer of corruption will take more than an iron fist

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... Shirley Yam shirley.yam@scmp.com Graft is a daily part of life on the mainland and jailing a few corrupt officials will do nothing to rid the system of the pervasive disease A cure for cancer of corruption will take more than an iron fist New Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping has been vocal about corruption. In his first Politburo meeting as chief, he said: ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Quickest way to get corrupt officials to change is threat of trial by microblog

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by DAN HOUGH

    ... President Hu Jintao, fighting corruption was a priority. President-to-be Xi Jinping also appears to want to tackle the issue head on. There is, however, a major problem facing those seeking to take Hu and Xi's lead and clean up Chinese politics. For both politicians, the challenge of tackling corruption is essentially a technocratic one. Beefed-up laws, nuanced sets of rules ...




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