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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. Let's be transparent: corruption is a public sector phenomenon

    Posted Apr 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... promises of wealth in the ears of innocent public officials. It's the other way round. When corruption actually involves direct payments of money it most commonly starts with public officials demanding these payments in exchange for preference, not businessmen offering them. That is the pattern for traditional cash bribery. The more modern trend in corruption is a cosy arrangement ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Corruption is a public sector phenomenon

    Posted Nov 10th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with its survey. This Berlin-based watchdog of corruption had actually set out to measure how much bribery there was in different business sectors, with zero representing the most prone to bribery ... and the level of bribery are still a close match in this survey. And this gives you a Jake Golden Rule: Corruption is a public sector phenomenon. There is also a corollary: Corruption measured by dollar ...

  10. 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 ...




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