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  1. 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 ...

  2. Keys to power breed corrupt aides

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... influence what contracts their bosses approve and award. They are also often the trusted go-betweens who receive bribes on their bosses' behalf if their bosses are corrupt. If their bosses have ... as 'secretary corruption'. A Southern Metropolis Daily article yesterday named some of the corrupt secretaries behind disgraced bosses. Qin Yu, who was secretary to former Shanghai party secretary ...

  3. Corruption worsening and widespread, says premier

    Posted Mar 17th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Problem lies with over-concentration of power, he notes Premier Wen Jiabao admitted yesterday that corruption was worsening on the mainland and that over-concentration of power was its root cause. China usually describes corruption as a vice of individual officials, but Mr Wen admitted at yesterday's news conference that it was worsening and was widespread among senior ...

  4. Transparency is still best way to beat corruption

    Posted Oct 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at it realistically, its turning point is nowhere in sight. As top party leaders have repeatedly warned, the party's survival depends on its success in fighting corruption, but the battle is far from ... the party's anti-graft bodies investigated and punished 339,000 corrupt party officials. But those figures have failed to cheer top party leaders. A little more than one week before the opening ...

  5. Anti-graft fight to remain centred on corrupt officials

    Posted Mar 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei When the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate deliver their work reports this afternoon, most interest will focus on corruption. Fighting corruption was a hot topic on the mainland last year and will remain so this year. It is second only to housing prices among top topics of the NPC and CPPCC, a Southern Metropolis News readers' ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Two more executives held as city's corruption case widens

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Two more businessmen have been taken into custody in Shanghai over their alleged involvement in a massive corruption case, local media said yesterday, as the impact of the sacking of party secretary Chen Liangyu continues to reverberate. Authorities arrested Li Songjian, former chairman of the Mingyuan Group, on suspicion of misusing public funds, ...

  8. Temptations make top jobs risky

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a general lack of law enforcement and effective measures to limit official power on the mainland has led to rampant corruption and the abuse of power. The Ministry of Land and Resources has ... administrations of work safety are often offered bribes by mine owners to turn a blind eye to breaches of safety rules. Many top police officials who ended up imprisoned for corruption were graft-busters ...

  9. Real dirt on bent officials lies with ambitious 'public mistresses'

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... was detained a little more than two years ago when the leadership decided to investigate Du Shicheng, former Communist Party secretary of Qingdao, Shandong, for corruption. It later emerged that Du ... on corruption charges; and Du, also jailed for graft. During her detention, Ms Li reportedly confessed to having slept with several other ministerial-level officials who had important roles advising ...

  10. Anti-graft bodies to intensify purges

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection was expected to review Beijing's anti-corruption drive, which had snared a slew of high-ranking party officials including Shanghai's Chen ... Audit Office, signaled that President Hu Jintao would intensify the campaign to crack down on corruption ahead of the party congress this autumn, as a public demonstration of his commitment ...




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