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  1. Keys to power breed corrupt aides

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... influence what contracts their bosses approve and award. They are also often the trusted go-betweens who receive bribes on their bosses' behalf if their bosses are corrupt. If their bosses have ... as 'secretary corruption'. A Southern Metropolis Daily article yesterday named some of the corrupt secretaries behind disgraced bosses. Qin Yu, who was secretary to former Shanghai party secretary ...

  2. New rules for village elections put candidates under greater scrutiny

    Posted May 31st 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... to encourage villagers to take part in the next round of village-level elections and weed out corruption in the process. Many villages will hold elections in the coming months as the three-year term ... to curb corruption and assuage the grievances of villagers by pledging to punish local officials who impoperly seize farmers' land and public assets. It also contained a vow to clamp down ...

  3. Wen vows campaign to root out corruption

    Posted Oct 01st 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing and Kristine Kwok Premier first to speak out since top-level sacking in Shanghai Premier Wen Jiabao vowed yesterday to fight corruption and build an honest society, just days after a top Shanghai official was sacked for his alleged role in a huge corruption scandal. Addressing a reception attended by a solemn-looking President Hu Jintao and the other ...

  4. Shanghai corruption probe may see more heads roll

    Posted Sep 27th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... by a corruption scandal in more than 10 years. Gan Yisheng, secretary-general of the Communist Party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, yesterday did not rule out the possibility ... messages also stuck to the official line that the crackdown showed the leadership's determination to weed out corruption. Hours later, Mr Huang made a conspicuous appearance during Central ...

  5. Watchdog vows close eye on cadres as it battles graft

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Anti-corruption agency promises to step up supervision The mainland anti-graft watchdog pledged to step up supervision of cadres as it wrapped up a three-day annual meeting yesterday, but observers warned that the massive investment drive to boost the economy could become a new hotbed for corruption. A communique from the Communist Party Central Committee ...

  6. Tongues wag over identity of mistress

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... on CCTV. This helped to narrow down the possibilities. It has been a tradition for mainland media and websites to engage in gossip about mistresses when a corruption case surfaces. Weeks ago, Guangdong law and order tsar Chen Shaoji, who was being investigated for graft, was said to have kept a Guangdong television news anchor as his mistress. The golden rule is that behind every corrupt ...

  7. Crackdown on hidden reserves

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... These 'private coffers', or xiaojinku, have long been a hotbed for corruption. It is an open secret that many local officials have taken a portion of state funds earmarked for their organisations ... government-backed social groups, state enterprises and other companies with the state as their major shareholders. The crackdown is part of a four-year anti-corruption campaign which would last until 2012, ...

  8. Shake-up at anti-graft agencies 'not enough'

    Posted Dec 07th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Analysts say Beijing must do more than send its men to head local watchdogs Beijing's attempt to fight rampant official corruption by moving out heads of local ... to head the commissions for discipline inspection- the Communist Party's anti-corruption agencies- in Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin and Chongqing are widely seen as political gestures to display ...

  9. 60b yuan left off budget books, audit office finds

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... of income for many provincial governments, prompting massive land acquisitions that open the door to corruption and embezzlement of public funds for local officials. A random survey of the accounts ...

  10. Reformer took blame for inflation, bank runs ahead of 1989 turmoil

    Posted May 16th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... billion yuan more than anticipated. Banks had to print money to cover withdrawals. High inflation compounded by anger over rampant corruption provided fuel for the mass protests across the country ...




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