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  1. The worst system corrupts its best officials

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... development in the lake area, went on trial earlier this month for massive corruption involving property development. But Xu's case has become the talk of the internet because of its excessive ... in the district government, making all the good-looking women there the target of gossip. As usual with corrupt officials, their wives are also implicated. Xu's wife, Qi Jiqiu, went on trial last ...

  2. Wider reforms needed to tackle corruption

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is nothing more embarrassing for China's leaders than corruption in high places, but the prospect of it at the top of the powerful Railways Ministry is especially troubling. ... is being investigated for 'violation of discipline'- a euphemism for corruption. Liu's removal reminds us of the depth of the problem posed by corruption on the mainland and also ...

  3. Tsang Kai-wing dies aged 94 after 35 years as corruption fugitive

    Posted Jan 19th 2011, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Tsang Kai-wing, father of veteran filmmaker Eric Tsang Chi-wai and a member of a gang of corrupt police officers in the 1960s, died in Taiwan yesterday. He was 94. The former ... was the most notorious among four corrupt staff sergeants at the time- the others were Hon Sum, Nan Kong and Ngan Hung. They were dubbed the 'Four Great Sergeants', or de facto commanders ...

  4. Often, drivers of corrupt officials also on the take

    Posted May 17th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... for corruption, his wife, children and secretary are usually also implicated for taking advantage of the power of his office for personal gain. So it should not come as any great surprise to mainlanders that details have emerged showing that even the chauffeurs of corrupt officials are equally corrupt, if not more so. According to the China Comment, a fortnightly magazine published by Xinhua, ...

  5. Sexcapades of corrupt top cadres revealed

    Posted Aug 10th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Once-prominent politicians Chen Shaoji and Wang Huayuan, as well as former top judge Huang Songyou- who were brought down by corruption scandals in 2008 and last year- all ... he was later revealed by investigators to have kept one when the corruption case surfaced. Chen was given a suspended death sentence last month for receiving bribes totalling nearly 30 ...

  6. Injustice, corruption given greater national focus by online reporting, study finds

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai More people are using new internet tools such as microblog services and mobile internet to expose injustice and corruption, a study by mainland prosecutors has found. Officials ... corruption cases and courtroom controversies nationwide topics. The study aimed to learn about public opinion related to corruption and governance, during the first half of this year. It looked ...

  7. Corrupt graft-buster avoids death sentence

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou A Chinese court has given a former top graft-buster in Zhejiang a suspended death sentence for accepting 7.7 million yuan (HK$8.8 million) in bribes. The Zaozhuang Intermediate People's Court handed down the sentence to Wang Hua ...

  8. Senior Guangdong judge gets life sentence for corruption

    Posted Jun 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... court for bribe-taking and other corruption. Yang Xiancai, 59, former director of the Guangdong court's executive bureau, was convicted of receiving bribes of more than 11 million yuan ... in the Guangdong court system for about 20 years before he was promoted to Beijing in 2002. Huang was sentenced to life imprisonment in January, also by a Hebei court, for taking bribes and corruption ...

  9. Ex-Chongqing police official gets life in jail for years of corruption

    Posted Feb 25th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Chongqing's former deputy police chief has been jailed for life for corruption and harbouring criminal gangs, state media reported yesterday. The municipality's No 1 Intermediate People's Court sentenced Peng Changjian, former deputy chief of its Public Security Bureau, after finding him guilty of corruption, possessing assets that could ...

  10. Top Beijing judge faces trial in high-profile corruption case

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou In the highest profile judicial corruption case since the founding of the People's Republic, a top Beijing judge accused of abusing his power by accepting bribes ... generated an anti-corruption storm in the judiciary last year, when corruption cases involving judiciary officials increased by 51 per cent from 2008. According to the 2009 working report ...




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