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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Widodo needs support of all Indonesians for new chapter in country's history

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:39am by SCMP Editorial

    ... investment and skills, infrastructure has to be improved, webs of regulation untangled and corruption stamped out. But there is also the politically sensitive matter of energy subsidies: accounting ... is in line with his vision of building a confident nation. But with little in the state coffers, a shortage of basic infrastructure like roads and electricity and a corrupt bureaucracy, the challenge ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing should resist pressure to turn on the fiscal tap

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by SCMP Editorial

    ... on corruption, which is blamed for the inaction of officials accustomed to the incentives of rewards from kickbacks and rent seekers. The priority now is to contain corruption while pushing through ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Corruption alert must be taken seriously

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:48am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Graft alert must be taken seriously Hong Kong's anti-corruption slogan used to be loud and clear- "Our advantage is you and the ICAC". Thanks to the hard work of the Independent Commission Against Corruption and the support of the community over the past few decades, the city distinguishes itself with a clean business environment and a largely corruption ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pledge to settle border row offers chance to boost Sino-India ties

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... down on corruption and building infrastructure. During his 12 years as chief minister of the state of Gujarat, he was markedly China-friendly, visiting four times to attract trade ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Corruption probe may show cracks in state monopoly power

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Cracks forming in state monopolies? The widening probe of corruption linked to the powerful state oil sector has raised hopes that it could be the trigger for a reduction ... role to the private sector, which creates more jobs. These hopes are likely to be disappointed in the short term. But the corruption probes of several present and former chiefs of the China ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    June 4 vigil still resonates with contemporary events in China

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:26am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the candlelight vigil still resonates with contemporary events, such as the unprecedented Communist Party crackdown on high-level official corruption, one of the issues of the Tiananmen Square protests, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Crackdown on drug giants can fight corruption

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Crack down on drug corruption Former health minister Chen Zhu, now a vice-chairman of the National People's Congress, said earlier this year his trickiest task had been ... in kickbacks to hospitals and doctors. This exposes a systemically corrupt relationship between the pharmaceutical industry and mainland hospitals. The corruption of big pharmaceutical firms, which can ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    No one immune in China's fight against corruption

    Posted Jul 13th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial None immune in corruption fight Liu Zhijun, the former railways minister, is the latest high-ranking official to be severely punished for corruption. The suspended death sentence he was given on Monday for bribery and abuse of power sends a clear message to others that they are not immune from investigation and prosecution if suspected of graft or corruption ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Exemption from jury service should be the exception rather than the rule

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Jury service a duty for all Democracy is said to be the worst form of government except for all the others tried from time to time. Defenders of the jury system of justice probably would not mind adapting this dictum right now, amid criticism following the discharge of the jury for Hong Kong's biggest corruption trial before it had even begun. The judge acted ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing could do worse than follow Hong Kong's market rules

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... if Beijing is serious about increasing transparency and fighting corruption it could do worse than follow Hong Kong's market rules. ...




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