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  1. Students pay with their lives for a corrupt building industry

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Construction engineers outside the quake zone said the school tragedies in Sichuan exposed widespread corruption in the building industry. A construction engineer with almost 15 years' experience ... no choice but to stint on materials or use substandard supplies to make a profit. 'Schools usually have lower budgets and once corruption occurs it's unavoidable to use engineering ...

  2. Corrupt officials targeted in war on pollution

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The central government yesterday vowed to tackle widespread corruption blamed for worsening pollution and environmental disasters, announcing a new regulation ... a vice-minister of supervision, blamed the pursuit of economic development at the cost of environmental protection by corrupt and negligent officials for worsening the situation. 'Some local ...

  3. Exports tainted by corruption and moral collapse: academic

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Some argue that corruption and lack of a democratic system have made the mainland respond less effectively than other countries. Steve Tsang, a reader in politics at Oxford University's St Antony's College, sees government corruption and the 'collapse' of public morality as the causes of China's woes. In one example of alleged corruption, the former head of the State ...

  4. Dishonesty at home in mainland building sector

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Illegal practices are still rife in the mainland construction sector, which is known for its corruption, poor safety and low standards, the Ministry of Supervision said. In the first 11 months of last year, 22,243 people were investigated in 18,273 cases of corruption in construction projects, including 16,472 cases of bribery, the ministry said. ...

  5. False alarm

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Police bomb disposal officers investigate after a suspicious bag was found outside the Tsuen Wan office of the Independent Commission Against Corruption yesterday morning. A robot was used to carry out a controlled explosion on the object, which was later confirmed to be an empty rubbish bag. About 200 people were evacuated from two buildings during the operation. ...

  6. Ex-minister to face trial over Wenzhou crash

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for corruption five months before the crash. Liu was expelled from the Communist Party in May after its anti-graft watchdog concluded a 15-month probe into his corruption case. Analysts said ... Congress later this year. 'Both the incumbent and incoming leadership must be eager to put the disaster behind them, as well as the corruption scandal involving ministerial-level officials, ...

  7. Man claims ICAC deputy left him paralysed

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tsoi's brother, Tsoi Sheung-miu, 50, filed the lawsuit against the Independent Commission Against Corruption officer on Monday at the High Court. It describes the alleged victim as 'mentally ... Tsoi's representatives had been negotiating with the insurer. In addition to being deputy commissioner, Li is also head of operations at the Independent Commission Against Corruption. An ICAC ...

  8. Anti-graft focus shifts to public projects and safety

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Anti-graft watchdogs plan to focus their efforts on areas where corruption is more likely to happen, such as publicly funded infrastructure ... The Communist Party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the Ministry of Supervision and the National Bureau of Corruption Prevention have drafted guidelines on strengthening 'graft ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    For earthquake victims, relief delayed is relief denied

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Kong government is still languishing in Legco amid fears that the money might be misused by corrupt mainland officials. Given China's corruption record, the worries are understandable. ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 2, 2013

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... . Some dissenting voices have said the administration should not give the proposed sum of HK$100 million because the money will just go into the pockets of corrupt officials. I agree that any ... exacerbates the problem of corruption. The Hong Kong government must think carefully before making a decision on this matter. Lily Chan Ying-kwan, Kwai Chung   Hongkongers do care about relief work ...




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