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  1. Perceptions differ from reality in assessments of corruption

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland tom.holland@scmp.com Who is more corrupt: the person who pays a bribe, or the person who accepts one? It's a tricky question. In some countries, paying bribes ... to compete. In these cases it is easy enough to point the finger of blame at the official or executive who elicits the bribe. The business person who is forced to pay up is the victim of a corrupt ...

  2. A sad end for a Korean corruption-fighter

    Posted May 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in a multimillion-dollar corruption inquiry that has implicated former aides and relatives, including his wife. Paradoxically, one of the lasting contributions he made while in office between 2003 and last year ... In this context, it is worth observing that the corruption scandal that engulfed him involved a wealthy but obscure shoe manufacturer. In the past, such scandals usually implicated senior executives from ...

  3. Draft law aimed at corruption loopholes

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... to impose heavier penalties on officials abusing their power for personal gain, to up the ante in the anti-corruption drive, Li Shishi , director of the NPC Standing Committee's Legal Affairs Commission, was quoted as saying at yesterday's meeting. But experts in corruption law argue that although the amendment is a sign of progress on what is a nearly dysfunctional law, ...

  4. Inequalities and corruption at root of violence

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... only Han Chinese- people feel they have been left behind economically and are angry over the widening income gap, rampant corruption and widespread social injustices. ...

  5. Macau workers plan big protest against corruption

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Thousands of demonstrators are set to take to the streets of Macau on National Day tomorrow to protest against grievances ranging from parking problems to corruption concerns. Among them will be workers left out of the economic boom, residents angry about corruption, political activists pressing for democracy, conservationists demanding better urban planning ...

  6. 'Indian of the Year' targets bigger problem- corruption

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi Appalled at the way corruption and dishonesty have saturated every corner of Indian society, one of India's most admired figures has launched a campaign ... channel this year, Mr Sreedharan has decided to use his reputation to revive morals in Indian society before they are eaten away by corruption. His Foundation for the Restoration of National ...

  7. Minister promises less corruption in one-child policy

    Posted Nov 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui China's top family planner has pledged to correct illegal enforcement of the one-child policy in rural areas. Zhang Weiqing , minister of the National Population and Family Planning Commission, said at a national conference on rural po ...

  8. Delegates show displeasure at corruption and overspending

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the authorities' inability to rein in rampant corruption and injustice when casting their annual votes on the central government and the judiciary. While the reports of the Supreme People's Court ... injustice and corruption within the judicial system. 'The results accurately reflect the reality that deputies and the people are far from being satisfied with the judicial authorities, ...

  9. Pension incentive to discourage corruption

    Posted Dec 14th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... A pilot anti-graft pension fund offering rewards of up to 300,000 yuan to officials who shun corruption is expected to start next year in Zhejiang, one of the mainland's richest ... will be required to contribute to the fund, which will be complemented by government subsidies, depending on rank. Government officials with no record of corruption during their tenure would be eligible ...

  10. Ex-official probed for corruption

    Posted Apr 13th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai has detained a former construction official for alleged corruption, the second official in a week implicated on suspicion of illegal property dealings, ... corruption following the appointment of the new party secretary. 'The fight against corruption is constant and indisputable,' Ms Jiao said. More than 20 government and state company ...




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