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  1. Corrupt local officials one step ahead in illegal-land-sale game

    Posted Jan 29th 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... corruption, which doesn't benefit the local government, but local officials.' The land ministry's website gives many examples of land abuse. In 2009, the local government of Cui Bing ... is not corrupt local officials, but government policy. 'The most important issue is that land control by the central government is unjustified,' he said. 'The government says China has ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Corrupt cadres could siphon off farm subsidies, minister admits

    Posted Mar 07th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung Grain farmers are set to benefit from a cash grants of 10 billion yuan- a move Finance Minister Jin Renqing has conceded could foster corruption. He said the distribution ... As a result, there were ample opportunities for corruption. To ensure the programme's successful implementation, Mr Jin said the central government would strictly monitor the flow of money. ...

  6. Corruption fuels rise in emissions

    Posted Aug 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Sepa chief says fraud lets projects pass environmental tests Corruption and slow construction of pollution-control facilities are to blame for a rise in emissions during the first half of the year, according to a top environmental official. During an interview with Xinhua published yesterday, the director of the State Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa), ...

  7. Fears of social unrest as rural land grab worsens

    Posted Feb 05th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... to secure a job or an education for their children. About 40 million farmers have been driven from the land nationwide and discontent over corruption and the low compensation they have been paid ... and about 168,000 land fraud cases were investigated. At a recent meeting on fighting corruption, state investigators said that this year they would focus more on social injustices such as abuses ...

  8. 42 held after graft complaint exposes petrol theft racket

    Posted Jan 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Graft-busters have arrested 42 people for alleged corruption involving the theft of petrol from luxury vehicles imported to the mainland via Hong Kong. Among those arrested ... on Wednesday and Thursday included drivers working for the transport contractor and garage operators. A corruption complaint to the Independent Commission Against Corruption led to the discovery ...

  9. Land laws have to be taken seriously

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of enforcement, and corruption, inevitably get in the way. When villagers are offered at best inadequate compensation, frustration understandably turns to anger. The nine-month-old regulation aimed ... economy is bound to lead to rights and protections being eroded. And that does not even take into account greed and rampant corruption. Wukan's villagers have been told not to talk ...

  10. Villagers hold land rally

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff reporter About 1,000 villagers angered by land seizures and alleged corruption rallied in front of Guangzhou's government headquarters on Tuesday. The protesters from Wanggang village demanded adequate compensation for land seized by their local government. They threatened to turn their village into 'a second Wukan' if their dispute was not solved. (Wukan ...




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