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  1. Mainland ranks No3 on Web list of bribery

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai China ranked third worldwide for bribery cases reported through a new online system in the past year, but the group that compiled the figures said its position might be due to the large number of companies doing business on the m ...

  2. Corruption- the ugly side of the economic reform boom

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Communist Party secretary Chen Liangyu, was sacked for corruption in 2006, it tarnished the Shanghai model of development. Chen used the Shanghai pension fund as his own personal bank, giving money to his cronies. But that was only the final act in a long history of corruption, stretching back to the time he was a district chief in 1988. There is a widespread perception that 30 years ...

  3. Official corruption increasing in Shanghai

    Posted Jan 20th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Corruption cases involving officials increased slightly in Shanghai last year, with most graft cases investigated occurring in state-owned companies, mainland media and prosecutors said yesterday. Shanghai Municipal People's Procuratorate head Wu Guangyu told an annual session of the local legislature this week that the city saw 428 corruption ...

  4. Shanghai dissolves graft-stricken agencies

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai will dissolve two of its most corruption-troubled government agencies as part of a sweeping institutional reform that will reduce the number ... the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration to the jurisdiction of the Shanghai Public Health Bureau. State media has made no mention of corruption cases as the reason behind the reforms. A Xinhua report ...

  5. Battle against official graft nets 459 in Shanghai last year

    Posted Jan 27th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai had 402 cases of official corruption involving 459 people last year, including executives from subsidiaries of two big state-owned firms, Sinopec and Baosteel Group. According to excerpts from the annual report of the Shanghai prosecutor's office published yesterday, 249 cases of corruption or misuse of funds involved state companies. Cases ...

  6. Disenfranchised farmers are paying the price

    Posted Mar 01st 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... farmers to own their own land and curb corruption to help achieve a well-off society. In one corruption case, a former Suzhou vice-mayor, Jiang Renjie, is now under investigation for allegedly ...

  7. Former Beijing leader jailed

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... in a case that raised questions about corruption involving Olympic projects. The Hengshui city Intermediate People's Court in Hebei province, which borders Beijing, handed down the verdict ... official to be tried for corruption since the downfall of former party secretary Chen Xitong in 1995. Liu's crimes took place from 1999 to 2006, when he was vice-mayor and director ...

  8. Land-row lawyer awaits trial verdict

    Posted Aug 29th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... lawyers,' she said. Zheng, who had been advising residents suing the government over alleged corruption in a land transfer before his arrest and indictment, faced a five-hour session of the Shanghai ... with foreign human rights groups about a case against the city's Jingan district authorities, alleging corruption in the transfer of land to disgraced property developer Chau Ching-ngai. The case ...

  9. Official linked to millions lost in illegal land deals

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... But Yang Xiuzhu, a former seller of steamed buns who rose to high office, has now fled the country A corruption scandal unfolding in Wenzhou has put the spotlight on the rise of a local ... an investigation was launched, Ms Yang fled the country two months ago. One former Wenzhou official has accused her of conducting corrupt land deals, taking lavish overseas trips and stashing millions ...

  10. Another star graduate of the Shanghai school

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... a year, renewing worries about instability in the wake of a massive corruption case. The party chief of inland Hubei province , Yu Zhengsheng , is expected to take over as Shanghai party boss, ... Olympics and maintaining rapid growth despite the corruption scandal. Mr Xi helped redeem Shanghai in the eyes of top leaders. When Mr Hu came to Shanghai for the opening of the Special Olympics ...




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