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  1. Resignations from top KMT committee 'a golden opportunity to clean up corruption'

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... rating is at its lowest. However, political analysts said it provided Ma with a golden opportunity to exercise his authority and clean up corruption in the KMT. Last Tuesday, the party's ... of the central standing committee as they had long detested the rampant corruption in Taiwan's political system. But critics were sceptical that Ma really intended to clean up the party. ...

  2. Prosecutors move to indict Chen family for corruption

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Ex-first couple's contradictory evidence vital to case Taiwanese prosecutors will obtain a formal indictment against former president Chen Shui-bian and his wife over corruption charges, possibly next month, the island's media reported yesterday. Prosecutors said they felt vindicated by the decision last week to detain Mr Chen, which was meant to prevent him ...

  3. Cadres put their partners on graft watch

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan More than 200 cadres in Lanzhou, Gansu province, have signed a pledge to keep watch on their spouses in the latest Communist Party strategy to curb corruption. The cadres made ... in business activities that involved taking advantage of their partners' official position. Party leaders have repeatedly vowed to crack down on corruption but have mainly relied ...

  4. Anti-graft watchdog to scrutinise cadres with children abroad

    Posted Sep 20th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... But analysts said the move was just another weak attempt to clean up government, introduced because of mounting public unhappiness over rampant corruption. The four-day keynote plenary session ... on how the government would try to eliminate corruption. It said the watchdog would clamp down on the sale of official posts. 'We should punish cadres who look for seats in the government, ...

  5. Hu intolerant of graft in PLA, analysts say

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan President Hu Jintao's warning against 'hedonism and individualism' among the military's top brass reflected his intolerance of rampant corruption inside ... PLA officers have violated military regulations because corruption, luxury and hedonism are inevitable problems in today's peace-time and market-oriented society,' Mr Xu said. ...

  6. Plagiarism scandals 'kept under wraps'

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... circles and all of us hate such academic corruption,' Professor Huang said. 'But we discovered it had happened at our school last year after we received an informal letter naming ... president Xu Xianming said. 'It [plagiarism] happens because of the lack of integrity in our society.' Professor Xu said other forms of corruption, such as cases involving universities ...

  7. Suspicious death of Zhejiang official sparks investigation

    Posted May 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... and placed under investigation for a 'serious disciplinary violation', which was believed to be related to allegations of corruption, Xinhua said. Mr Xu's dismissal was followed by an investigation into the head of the province's anti-corruption watchdog, Wang Huayun, apparently also on corruption charges. There is no evidence suggesting that the cases were related. ...

  8. Former court officials face bribery charges

    Posted Sep 18th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan A former vice-president of the Chongqing municipality higher court and a former executive chief judge had been formally prosecuted on corruption charges, state media said yesterday. Zhang Tao, vice-president of the Chongqing Higher People's Court, and former higher court executive chief judge Wu Xiaoqing have each been charged for taking a huge amount in bribes, ...

  9. Former Taiwanese vice-premier detained

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... as one of Mr Chen's right-hand men and a Democratic Progressive Party strategist. Since investigators began looking into Mr Chen's alleged corruption and embezzlement, Mr Chiou had also been questioned by prosecutors. His detention came only days after another senior DPP member, Chiayi county magistrate Chen Ming-wen, was taken into custody on corruption charges. Analysts said ...

  10. Party sacks top Tianjin official

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan A senior official in Tianjin who used to run a key industrial zone has been fired and expelled from the Communist Party for corruption, state media said yesterday. Pi ... violations'. Xinhua hinted the party's internal probe into Mr Pi had finished and strong evidence of corruption had been collected by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, ...




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