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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Quickest way to get corrupt officials to change is threat of trial by microblog

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by DAN HOUGH

    ... President Hu Jintao, fighting corruption was a priority. President-to-be Xi Jinping also appears to want to tackle the issue head on. There is, however, a major problem facing those seeking to take Hu and Xi's lead and clean up Chinese politics. For both politicians, the challenge of tackling corruption is essentially a technocratic one. Beefed-up laws, nuanced sets of rules ...

  2. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    Party leaders pay lip service to tackling corruption

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Hu's warning on corruption may have sounded stern but seems hollow given it has been trotted out myriad times by previous top party officials The warning by Communist Party general ... something that his predecessors have been warning about for years. Despite the repeated warnings, corruption has continued to spread and eat into every fibre of mainland society - from government ...

  3. Hu urges watchdog to rein in corruption

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... down on corruption amid leadership changes across the country, state media reported. Hu told the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection that the task of fighting corruption 'remains ... Corruption is rampant among officials but often worsens around the time of leadership changes. Appointments to key provincial posts are usually completed ahead of each Communist Party national ...

  4. Hu warns party against corruption

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... and social stability and warned of the dangers of corruption. 'Without stability, nothing can be accomplished, and the achievements that we have made will be lost,' Hu told a gathering in Beijing's Great Hall of the People. He said healthy and rapid economic growth was needed for national revival but fighting corruption was 'key to the winning or losing of people's support ...

  5. Party's grip 'threatened by corruption'

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... was Hu Jintao's predecessor, Jiang Zemin. Hu Jintao warned that the party had to fight corruption to retain public support and continue its uncontested rule. 'The fight against corruption remains serious and the task is still arduous,' he said. 'The party's development over the past 90 years has told us that firmly punishing and effectively preventing ...

  6. Railway ministry targets corruption

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The Ministry of Railways, which is still reeling from the recent sacking of its chief, is cracking down on internal corruption linked to tenders for lucrative ... to be linked to kickbacks and corruption, the Nanfang Daily yesterday quoted deputy Minister of Railways Lu Chunfang as telling a recent internal meeting. Lu said a tough line must be taken against ...

  7. How corruption greases the wheels of nascent economies

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'Resolutely punishing and effectively preventing corruption bears on popular support for the party and on its very survival, and is therefore a major political ... latest worldwide corruption report, which came out last month. It made similar noises about the dangers of corruption and the important policing role of public institutions. This is a sentiment ...

  8. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Learn from the West on how to curb graft

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Rather than drawing on the anti-corruption heroes of feudal dynasties, the leadership should be focusing on transparency and accountability Bao Zheng, a magistrate in Kaifeng, the capital ... Chinese history. Portrayed with a black face in opera or drama, he is known not only for his intolerance of injustice and corruption but also for his down-to-earth lifestyle, despite his high ...

  9. Transparency is still best way to beat corruption

    Posted Oct 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at it realistically, its turning point is nowhere in sight. As top party leaders have repeatedly warned, the party's survival depends on its success in fighting corruption, but the battle is far from ... the party's anti-graft bodies investigated and punished 339,000 corrupt party officials. But those figures have failed to cheer top party leaders. A little more than one week before the opening ...

  10. Openness key to putting corruption to flight

    Posted Jan 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... President Hu Jintao has made fighting corruption a priority and takes every opportunity to warn officials of the consequences of being dishonest and unethical. His objective, reiterated ... But penalties such as dismissal, loss of party membership, fines and imprisonment will do little to stamp out corruption while the government remains in charge of investigating itself. Offenders ...




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