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  1. Business - China Business - GRAFT

    Whistle-blowers spearhead fight against corruption in China

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 11:09am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Common feature in graft prosecutions is use of social media to expose officials for misconduct Whistle-blowers a new force in fight against corruption A new and increasingly important tool in China's fight against corruption is whistle-blowing, a cause for concern among multinationals, analysts say. "One theme that current ...

  2. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Engineering and construction hotbed of corruption

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 02:02pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Engineering and construction hotbed of corruption In March last year, after getting government approval to go ahead with a US$900 million refinery expansion in Fujian province, state-run oil giant Sinopec Corp warned the team handling the project against taking bribes. "Project engineering and construction has been a main area for corruption at Sinopec," ...

  3. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Former railways minister seeks leniency on corruption charges

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 11:55am by Keith Zhai

    ... of corruption and abuse of power. The trial marks one of the country's biggest graft cases in years and also the first high-profile corruption case since Xi Jinping became president in March. Liu ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How far will China's crackdown on corruption go?

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by Philip Cunningham

    ... business. Incoming leader Xi Jinping has signalled that he wants to cut back on banquets, but it's too soon to say whether this means the Communist Party's anti-corruption campaign is for real, or is being used to manage public opinion. Excessive consumption and corruption, especially on the part of state officials who are supposed to be public servants, does make a mockery ...

  5. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Mainland anger over corrupt cadre's early release from jail

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Discovery of parole in 2011 of corrupt Shanxi official sentenced to 11 years in 2006 spurs questions about integrity of anti-graft drive The early release on parole of a disgraced Shanxi official who was jailed for corruption has sparked a furore on the mainland, with many people voicing doubts about the effectiveness of Beijing's anti-graft drive. Former Shanxi deputy party ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping vows to crack down on corrupt officials in China

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping pledged yesterday to crack down on senior and low-ranking corrupt officials and enhance checks and balances on officials' power ... investigated on suspicion of corruption since Xi became party chief in November. "Power should be confined in a cage," Xi said, calling on officials to step up measures to monitor and rein ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Xi's right words against corruption need right action

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... New Communist Party leader Xi Jinping has taken up in earnest warnings by top leaders that official corruption could doom the party, to the point of turning the issue into a crusade. ... elaborated, while pledging to crack down on corrupt officials from top to bottom. Drawing an analogy between unchecked power and a tiger escaping from its cage , he said he would enhance checks ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    Weibo is key to combating mainland corruption

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... a humdrum Asian Financial Forum with his views on the best way to combat corruption on the mainland. Several years ago, he discovered a piece of land in Beijing was unfairly awarded to a bidder ... not censor the media, corruption will decrease. Transparency will resolve corruption. I have faith China can resolve its corruption problem because of the internet.   Make HK a non-smoking territory ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Quickest way to get corrupt officials to change is threat of trial by microblog

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by DAN HOUGH

    ... President Hu Jintao, fighting corruption was a priority. President-to-be Xi Jinping also appears to want to tackle the issue head on. There is, however, a major problem facing those seeking to take Hu and Xi's lead and clean up Chinese politics. For both politicians, the challenge of tackling corruption is essentially a technocratic one. Beefed-up laws, nuanced sets of rules ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    A cure for cancer of corruption will take more than an iron fist

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... Shirley Yam shirley.yam@scmp.com Graft is a daily part of life on the mainland and jailing a few corrupt officials will do nothing to rid the system of the pervasive disease A cure for cancer of corruption will take more than an iron fist New Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping has been vocal about corruption. In his first Politburo meeting as chief, he said: ...




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