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  1. Sport - Soccer

    Corruption within Fifa is nauseating, says Gary Lineker

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... England striker Gary Lineker, who has accused world soccer's governing body Fifa of "nauseating" corruption, said the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar ... but the corruption is just... yuck Gary Lineker  "We were out trying to get support- Prince William and [British Prime Minister] David Cameron were out there, too- and I said to Becks, 'We ...


    More stressed officials taking their own lives as corruption crackdown presses on

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:58am by Kathy Gao

    ... depressed; one was reported to have accepted bribes. Experts say President Xi Jinping’s intense corruption crackdown has put enormous stress on corrupt officials. “Chinese officials are having a hard time and their suicides are caused by the political system,” Zhang Lifan, a Beijing-based historian and political analyst, said. The massive anti-graft drive has put great pressure on corrupt ...

  3. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Xi pledges to strike hard against PLA corruption

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:28pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... President Xi Jinping has pledged to strike hard against graft in the military, urging soldiers to banish corrupt practices and ensure their loyalty to the ruling Communist Party, state media ... by far the highest-profile figure caught up in Xi’s high-profile crackdown on corruption. “Resolutely punish corruption, maintain the good image of the people’s armed forces from beginning ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    PLA restates allegiance to Xi Jinping after Zhou corruption probe announced

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:29pm by Teddy Ng, LAURA ZHOU

    ... its allegiance to President Xi Jinping following the announcement of a corruption probe against former security tsar Zhou Yongkang. An article published on the website of the PLA Daily on the eve of today's anniversary of the army's founding day said officers would fully support the anti-corruption drive and remain loyal to the Communist Party- a move that indicates Xi ...

  5. News - China - Military Reform

    Xi pledges to crack down hard on military corruption

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:31pm by Reuters

    ... urging soldiers to banish corrupt practices and ensure their loyalty to the ruling Communist Party, state media reported today. The vow to punish graft in the military came only days after the Communist Party began an investigation into former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, by far the highest-profile figure caught up in Xi’s corruption crackdown. Xi said troops should remember ...

  6. News - China

    Liu Wen, director of CCTV-9, detained in corruption probe

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:31pm

    ... broadcaster. In June, Guo Zhenxi, CCTV’s financial news channel director, and producer Tian Liwu, were detained on suspicion of corruption. In July, the channel’s leading news anchor, Rui Chenggang, was also detained in a corruption probe, together with its managing director and a producer. A employee at the documentary channel said he saw Liu on Thursday at the station, Caixin.com reported. ...

  7. Law-and-order officials restate support for Xi's corruption probe of Zhou

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 02:05pm

    ... Jing Li jing.li@scmp.com Security chief Meng said investigation shows that no one can be exempted from anti-graft drive China’s central law-and-order officials have restated their allegiance to President Xi Jinping on the corruption probe into former security tsar Zhou Yongkang, as the People’s Daily ran its third editorial on Zhou’s downfall today, urging party cadres ...

  8. News - China - CORRUPTION

    China announces corruption probe into former security chief Zhou Yongkang

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 06:06pm by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Official probe into Zhou Yongkang ends rule protecting party's highest officials from corruption charges- and strengthens President Xi's hand ... the highest ranking Communist Party officials for corruption. Zhou, who retired from the Politburo Standing Committee in 2012, is being probed for "serious disciplinary violations"- ...

  9. News - China

    Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption drive has echoes of Putin’s

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 11:32am

    ... bagged the most fearsome beast in his campaign against corrupt officials, both “tigers” and petty “flies” Unless Xi rethinks the way he hunts, though, even Zhou will end up little more than a trophy kill. Supporters of this week’s decision to open a formal corruption investigation against Zhou – a former member of the Politburo Standing Committee, China’s highest-ranking body – say ...

  10. News - China - CORRUPTION

    China seizes US$14.5b assets from family, associates of ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 02:18pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Sources close to the graft investigation in to retired domestic security tsar Zhou Yongkang say anti-corruption authorities have confiscated assets worth at least 90 ... tsar Zhou Yongkang, who is at the centre of China's biggest corruption scandal in more than six decades, two sources said. More than 300 of Zhou's relatives, political allies, ...




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