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  1. 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 ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Reality behind the election rhetoric in India

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... 5 per cent, far below what is needed to create jobs for a young population. The corruption of politicians and officials has robbed billions of dollars from the economy. India needs electricity, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Turkish PM Erdogan has no right to stifle social media

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:54am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of an expected run for the presidency in August polls. But his chances have been hampered by Twitter and other social media postings of documents and recordings purportedly showing links to a corruption ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Step up the battle against money laundering

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 02:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... illegitimate gains. As Beijing cracks down on corruption and excess across the mainland, Hong Kong has to step up surveillance against the influx of ill-gotten money. Hong Kong cannot afford to give ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Don't let concerns about corruption halt quake aid

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... will be tabled to Legco for approval. Unfortunately, some activists are trying to block the donation, saying it will only feed corrupt mainland officials. One of the examples cited is an ill-fated ... that the money is being siphoned off. The concerns are understandable given that China's anti-corruption efforts still leave a lot to be desired. But President Xi Jinping has pledged to crack down ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    To fight corruption, China must push to disclose leaders' wealth

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... A fundamental weapon in the fight against corruption in high places is public disclosure of officials' household assets. If enshrined in law, strictly adhered to and properly administered, there will be less chance of corrupt practices and greater accountability and transparency. Above all, for a government, it is a foundation for building trust. With the leaders of the US ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Jailing of Xu Zhiyong raises questions about Xi Jinping's war on graft

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 03:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Questions raised in anti-graft war If there is one thing that defines President Xi Jinping's rule it is his stand against official corruption. The authorities have ... a campaign for rules to compel officials to disclose their assets which is, after all, consistent with the letter and spirit of the leadership's drive against corruption. Far from challenging ...




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