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  1. Draft law aimed at corruption loopholes

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... to impose heavier penalties on officials abusing their power for personal gain, to up the ante in the anti-corruption drive, Li Shishi, director of the NPC Standing Committee's Legal Affairs Commission, was quoted as saying at yesterday's meeting. But experts in corruption law argue that although the amendment is a sign of progress on what is a nearly dysfunctional law, ...

  2. Women often the downfall of corrupt officials

    Posted Dec 13th 2006, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi Corruption on the mainland may come in many shapes and sizes, but the country's most horrendously dishonest officials have much in common, the Procuratorial Daily reported ... is the rule of law, said Jiang Dezhi, a top anti-graft official. Mr Jiang, Jilin province's anti-corruption bureau chief who has decades of experience in high-profile graft cases, said public ...

  3. Corruption entrenched, audit shows

    Posted Sep 13th 2006, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... irregularities. 'If previous years' audit reports brought with them a 'storm', why is corruption still the No1 problem in China?' the Legal Daily asked in an editorial. ' ...

  4. Experts not carried away by latest 'small step' to political reform

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Ting Shi

    ... a dynamic cadre-management mechanism, which hopefully can help improve competence, reduce corruption and improve governance,' he said. Professor Ren said there would be probably more cases ... to expand 'intraparty democracy', improve the accountability of government and root out the corruption that has long plagued the nation. Public concern about the performance of those ...


    Posted Sep 30th 2009, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... there remain significant hurdles for China to overcome in its march to pre-eminence. The major stumbling blocks will be social instability, corruption and environmental challenges, says Orville Schell, ... enough to cause people to set aside the other worries that have recently been fuelling their protests: corruption, official arrogance, pollution, the gap between rich and poor, and so on,' ...

  6. Did Chen snack his way through a hunger strike?

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi He stands accused of corruption and has been put behind bars pending trial lest he attempt to collude with witnesses. Now former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian's 16-day prison hunger strike has been revealed as a sham. A security camera in his cell recorded him nibbling on snacks at night, a Taiwanese magazine reports. Chen ate peanuts, crackers and chocolates ...

  7. Graft probe pulls down Hunan's deputy chief

    Posted Oct 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi Provincial land boss also fired but in neither case are offences disclosed In an ever widening anti-corruption campaign, the Communist Party at the weekend sacked another senior ... a corruption probe, some state media reported. He's the latest high-level provincial official snared by what is becoming the Communist Party's most severe corruption crackdown in decades. ...

  8. Beijing vows to get tough on welfare funds abuse

    Posted Nov 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi State Council on high alert over misuse of social security net by corrupt officials Beijing has promised tighter controls and stiffer punishment for abuse of social security funds ... corruption fuelled by the misuse of the funds. The audit of pension, unemployment and health-insurance funds in all provinces and regions except Tibet in September found a wide range of management ...

  9. Power chief in southwest probed for asset-stripping

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... breached state regulations by transferring state assets to private hands. 'It's way beyond a personal case of corruption,' the source told the magazine. Mr Xiang, 60, has spent his ...

  10. Media opens up on Shenzhen scandal

    Posted Nov 07th 2006, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi The mainland media has broken its silence over the Shenzhen court corruption scandal that has snared at least five judges and eight lawyers. The official Democracy and Law Times ran a lengthy report yesterday that detailed what is believed to be the biggest judicial corruption case in the city. The story was also carried by Xinhua's website and the popular portal ...




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