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  1. Resignations from top KMT committee 'a golden opportunity to clean up corruption'

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... rating is at its lowest. However, political analysts said it provided Ma with a golden opportunity to exercise his authority and clean up corruption in the KMT. Last Tuesday, the party's ... of the central standing committee as they had long detested the rampant corruption in Taiwan's political system. But critics were sceptical that Ma really intended to clean up the party. ...

  2. Shenzhen mayor grilled over Guangdong corruption storm

    Posted Jul 28th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... wrongdoing. Mr Wang, former Suzhou party secretary, officially took over after Mr Xu was accused of 'severely violating party discipline' and corruption, and was formally fired last month. ... overall development.' Mr Wang admitted that the Guangdong corruption scandal that started with Mr Chen's detention in April had posed a huge challenge to the anti-graft system. 'The ...

  3. Building collapse rooted in laxity and corruption

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the foremost national ills: corruption and lax enforcement of rules and regulations. Low construction and inspection standards are the result. There is ample evidence of this in the long list ... until the next quake. At the heart of many accidents are corrupt officials and companies. Too often a blind eye is turned to the enforcement of laws. Poor construction methods and low-quality ...

  4. Party expels top Guangxi official over corruption

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu A former deputy chairman of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has been stripped of all positions and dumped from the Communist Party for corruption. Guangxi native Sun Yu, 51, ... the region's chairman. Reports emerged in November that Mr Sun was under investigation for alleged graft and corruption, and the Guangxi People's Congress' Standing Committee announced his ...

  5. A bitter blow for free speech on the mainland

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... corruption and incompetence in the collapse of shoddily built schools. Ironically, he was charged in connection with another national tragedy- e-mailed comments about the 20th anniversary of the June ... in the aftermath of the quake is understandable. After all, top state leaders have often acknowledged that official corruption is rampant, and nominated the eradication of it as a prerequisite ...

  6. Spend at any cost

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... of money. The substantial risk is that China is probably about to fuel its biggest-ever surge in corruption. In major developed cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, many projects have ... or into environmental protection and the development of less-polluting fuel sources. Given a platform for unprecedented corruption, we should remember that so many children died in the Sichuan earthquake in May ...

  7. Failing to help the failed states

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... on their performance on six measures: voice and accountability; political stability and absence of violence; government effectiveness; the quality of regulations; the rule of law; and, control of corruption ... on voice and accountability; as have China, Colombia and Rwanda in government effectiveness; and Indonesia, Liberia and Serbia in controlling corruption. However, it laconically concludes ...

  8. Graft-busters learn from HK approach

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Steve Cray

    ... the microphone provided, Okoduwa is animated as she spells out the importance of her country arresting and convicting a senior politician for corruption. 'It was a watershed,' she tells students on the University of Hong Kong's school of professional and continuing education's corruption studies course. Okoduwa, assistant director of education with Nigeria's ...

  9. Morale among frontline graft officers 'all right'

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... of staff. But Ricky Hui Kar-man, chairman of the consultative committee of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, said it was just a small number who felt unhappy. Mr Hui said the committee ...

  10. Letters

    Posted May 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... regular staff training on misconduct prevention and ethical standard enhancement. Last year, we held six workshops and two thematic talks with the Independent Commission Against Corruption's assistance. The department and the ICAC meet regularly to identify study areas on anti-corruption. We will continue to work with the ICAC on improvement of existing procedures. The department is very ...




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