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    China's audit office plays powerful but silent role in anti-corruption crackdown

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 06:50pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... for anti-corruption officials, the National Audit Office (NAO) has mostly worked behind the scenes, as it keeps its inner workings confidential.  It's a world that conjures up images of thick stacks ... of “anti-corruption, reform, and development”. The case against China’s former railways minister, Liu Zhijun, was triggered by clues from the audit office, the report said, without providing further details. ...

  2. News - China

    Graft-busters say corruption is a scourge of the developed West

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:47am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com Corruption plagues the West, says graft agency Corruption is common in the West and has its roots in its political system, according to an article published ... series House of Cards and American Gangster had left Chinese viewers wondering whether corruption was as common as the dramas portray. "A close look shows corruption is still common ...

  3. Sport - Soccer

    Fifa bans Beckenbauer for failing to cooperate in corruption inquiry

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 12:58am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Brazilia German World Cup-winning player and coach Franz Beckenbauer was banned for 90 days by Fifa on Friday after failing to cooperate in a corruption inquiry into the bidding ... committee colleague Mohamed Bin Hammam bribed fellow members to ensure Qatar would win the vote. Bin Hammam has been banned from football for life over separate corruption allegations. Qatar has ...

  4. News - World - EGYPT

    Former Egyptian interior minister Habib Al-Adly cleared of corruption

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:30am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Former minister cleared of corruption An Egyptian court yesterday acquitted former Hosni Mubarak interior minister Habib Al-Adly of corruption in a retrial ... on corruption charges, while his two sons Alaa and Gamal received four-year terms. They were accused of embezzling more than 100 million Egyptian pounds (HK$108 million) earmarked for the maintenance ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Corruption claims sour mood of Brazil's World Cup party

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 01:45pm by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Kevin Rafferty doubts even great play on the field can detract from Fifa's rot Corruption claims sour mood of football's biggest party Can the footballers rescue ... for supporting him, and he will be difficult to dethrone. Let the beautiful game of games begin and banish the corruption. If only it were that easy. Kevin Rafferty started his career writing about ...


    China’s elite engineering club writes anti-corruption measure into new charter

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 05:27pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... new charter yesterday, the Beijing Times  reports. The academy said the move was to reduce corruption and increase academic independence, without citing specific cases. Membership in the CAE ... However, there had for years been suspicion and criticisms that there was corruption in its ranks, and reforms had been slow. The association came under stronger pressure to reform after two ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Declaration of interests vital, Hui and Kwoks corruption trial hears

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by Stuart Lau and Austin Chiu

    ... yesterday. Exco clerk Kinnie Wong Kit-yee made this point as the first evidence was given in the Court of First Instance corruption trial involving Hui, the Kwok brothers of Sun Hung Kai Properties ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - UNITED KINGDOM

    UK fraud prosecutor seeks extra funds for Libor, other cases

    Posted Jan 31st 2014, 01:24pm by Reuters in London

    ... Reuters in London Britain's Serious Fraud Office is seeking additional funds as it faces a shortfall because of the costs of pursuing a number of high-profile cases Britain’s leading fraud prosecutor needs an extra 19 million pounds (HK$244 million) ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Post June 4, the party has thrived, but so has corruption

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 07:17pm by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Frank Ching laments the Communist Party's failure to rein in corruption, 25 years after a show of public anger against it was brutally crushed Still a scourge Twenty-five years ago, the world was shocked. Tanks rumbled through the streets of Beijing and shots were fired at students and other civilians who had gathered to protest against inflation and corruption ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rule of law key to tackling corruption in China

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 02:44am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Rule of law key to battling graft Systemic corruption and looting of the wealth from China's economic growth has fostered inequality that does nothing for social ... and Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang, which would be China's biggest corruption trial. A court in Xianning found Liu guilty of 13 charges including murder, running casinos ...




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