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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Good governance key to maintaining democracy in Pakistan

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Good governance vital in Pakistan Pakistan's turbulent politics is proof that democracy is not in itself a solution to a country's challenges. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif won a landslide election 15 months ago but that has not prevented a growing tide of dissatisfaction with his government. Unemployment is rising and the electricity shortages and corruption ...

  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Anton Oilfield adjusting to new situation at PetroChina

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:23am by Howard Winn

    ... the shift." CLSA nevertheless remains a bull on the oilfield services sector believing that it will benefit from the drive for efficiency by the oil companies. Short term the corruption crackdown ...

  3. Business - Companies - PROPERTY

    Chinese Estates to sell two properties to Joseph Lau

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:12am by Ray Chan

    ... five years by a Macau court for his part in a bribes-for-land racket involving the most corrupt public official who was ever brought to justice in the history of the former Portuguese enclave. ... was suspended in 2012 after the Macau government named Lau in the corruption scandal. The billionaire lives in Hong Kong. While no gain or loss has been recorded from the sale of Silvercord, Chinese ...

  4. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Cap powers of top party officials to halt China's corruption, analysts say

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com Analysts insist that party leadership system and absence of checks and balances to blame for corruption among senior officialdom 'Cap powers' to stop rot among top officials The absolute power of the top party officials on the mainland is the major reason so many are corrupt and changes are needed to dilute their influence, analysts ...

  5. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Reshuffle to clean up Shanxi politics: top official

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:06am by Angela Meng, Teddy Ng

    ... Angela Meng and Teddy Ng in Beijing Reshuffle to clean up Shanxi politics: top official A top Communist Party leader said yesterday that severe corruption and a "problematic" ... of corruption scandals that have ensnared seven top provincial officials and several coal tycoons. The detained officials include Ling Zhengce, the brother of Ling Jihua, who was a top aide to former ...

  6. News - World - TURKEY

    More Turkish police arrested in new swoop against Erdogan enemies

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:51pm by AFP

    ... in police and the judiciary and of concocting a vast corruption scandal. Erdogan on Thursday moved from the office of prime minister to president after his election victory, with close ally ...

  7. Business - Companies - EQUITIES

    ABC Communications tumbles after arrest of chairman, driver

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:42pm by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Shares in ABC Communications (Holdings) suffered their second-biggest fall in Hong Kong on Monday after the mining and financial services firm disclosed that chairman Chen Jiasong and his driver were arrested by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). The stock fell 19.6 per cent to 13.1 HK cents at 3pm after trading resumed ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for Hong Kong to face the reality of one country, one system

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 01:11pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... This is not evidence that the "one country, two systems" model no longer applies, though. For me, three incidents last week are. The Independent Commission Against Corruption's investigation ...

  9. Business - Companies - EQUITIES

    Macau casinos suffer third straight month of falling revenue

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:32am by Ray Chan

    ... casinos dropped for the third consecutive month in August as high-rolling mainland gamblers held back on big-ticket punting since Beijing intensified its crackdown on corruption. That sparked ... with the largest driver being the broader … anti-corruption crackdown [on the mainland]," analysts at Union Gaming said in a note yesterday. The Macau-based research firm said some industry ...

  10. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Party's over for state-firm fat cats

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 07:14am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... for state-firm fat cats When Xi Jinping came to power in November 2012, his vows to crack down on corruption and pursue far-reaching economic reforms were greeted with widespread scepticism and cynicism among the overseas media and China-watchers. Nearly two years later, some doubts may still linger but Xi's unprecedented and forceful anti-corruption campaign has given reason for optimism ...




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