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  1. News - China

    Guangzhou corruption probe snares two officials

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Police chief and top publisher caught accepting bribes and abusing their power Corruption crackdown snares two officials The Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog in Guangzhou said yesterday it had wrapped up internal investigations into two high-profile corruption cases, amid a provincial-wide campaign targeting officials. The city's ...

  2. Building a clean government will be 'arduous'

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing In its first white paper documenting its fight against official corruption, Beijing vowed to strengthen efforts but acknowledged that the task of building a clean government is 'complicated and arduous'. Meanwhile, the ruling Communist Party stepped up its anti-corruption drive against the rank and file in the armed forces, according to a new trial ...

  3. Graft problems deepen: expert

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sun Lixia Corrupt public officials become increasingly adept The author of a report on graft on the mainland has warned that such crimes are growing in both magnitude and sophistication. Guo Yong, a Tsinghua University academic commissioned to write the China section of the Global Corruption Report 2004, observed an increase in corruption involving construction work, land-use ...

  4. News - SURVEY

    Corruption scandals send HKU graft index to 10-year-low

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... scandals and ethical controversies involving some of the city's most powerful officials and property tycoons appear to have helped drive the University of Hong Kong's corruption index to a 10-year low. Its twice-yearly survey measuring key social indicators found that perceptions of how corruption-free the city is sank to 6.64 on a 10-point scale- down 0.73 points, or 10 per cent, ...

  5. Ao gets another 29 years for corruption

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung in Macau simpson.cheung@scmp.com Macau's former public works chief Ao Man-long was sentenced to 29 years in jail for corruption and money laundering yesterday, six ... excuses in his defence. 'The amount of bribe money he received is far more than the amount supported by evidence... so large that no other officials involved in corruption in Asia and other ...

  6. Public less tolerant of corruption

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Niall Fraser niall.fraser@scmp.com As two of Hong Kong's richest tycoons and a former government No 2 face an unprecedented top-level corruption investigation, a major ICAC survey- carried out before their arrests- has revealed that the public's tolerance of graft is at its lowest level in more than a decade. The Independent Commission Against Corruption's annual ...

  7. Bribery and corruption

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei When someone gets given money or favours for something for which they are not meant to be paid, it is corruption. It is considered a major cause of evil around the world. Corruption affects people at all levels of society. It abuses the poor and keeps them poor, sends children to bed without food and drags on a country's economy. Corruption continues to plague ...

  8. Graft-busters compete for best corruption warning

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... international competition for anti-corruption adverts took on a distinctly darker tone. In China, a small fish gets greedy, eating more and more bait until it is caught, leaving only its bones that spell out the Chinese character for greed; in Sierra Leone the hospital drugs one man sells leads to the death of his daughter; in Iraq, corruption will bring shame to your family. In total, 29 ...

  9. Corruption on the rise in private and public sectors

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... sums last year via corrupt means. A report published by Faren Magazine, a subsidiary of Legal Daily, identified 202 cases involving financial crimes by high-ranking employees at SOEs ... of or embezzling more than 790 million yuan- corrupt officials still took an average of 20.7 million yuan. In last year's report the average amount was 9.57 million yuan per case. Twenty out of 88 SOE ...

  10. Draft regulations take aim at corruption in tendering

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com New draft regulations aimed at combating corruption in tendering for projects have been approved at State Council meetings chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao. ... tender, there is less scope for corruption,' said Richard di Bona, who runs a Hong Kong transport consultancy. 'The Chinese government acknowledges corruption is endangering political ...




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