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  1. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Zhou Yongkang aide's corruption case linked to state oil giant CNPC

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 04:22pm by Andrea Chen

    ... to energy contracts The former Zhou Yongkang aide placed under investigation for graft this week had cut energy deals with a state oil executive also implicated in the far-reaching corruption probe. ... a former deputy general manager of China National Petroleum Corporation, the nation's largest oil company. The corruption inquiries into Ji and Li are among several believed to be part ...

  2. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Zhou Yongkang's former top aide Ji Wenlin investigated for corruption

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 04:46am by Teddy Ng

    ... as a euphemism for corruption. Ji is only the latest Zhou associate to be implicated in corruption amid a wide-ranging probe centred on Zhou's former political power bases of Sichuan province, the state oil sector and the domestic security apparatus. The corruption investigation into Zhou, a retired member of the supreme Politburo Standing Committee, is without precedent and members ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai corruption body files charges against PM Yingluck Shinawatra over rice scheme

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:24pm by AFP

    ... guilty, an anti-graft panel announced on Tuesday. Yingluck had ignored warnings that the flagship rice policy was fostering corruption and causing financial losses, the National Anti-Corruption ... anti-government protesters. They say it has encouraged corruption, drained the public coffers and left the country with a mountain of unsold stock. News of the charges came just hours after violent ...


    Shenyang chief prosecutor formally faces corruption investigation: report

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 12:42pm by Andrea Chen

    ... provincial meeting last month, is now under investigation for corruption, the 21st Century Business Herald reported. The newspaper cited sources, including the spokesperson of the local government ... in an anti-corruption campaign in the country. This includes an investigation into former deputy national police chief Li Dongsheng, who was believed to be one of the close associates of former security tsar ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTIGATIONS

    UBS helped set up offshore firm for wife, daughter of corrupt railways official, database shows

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 10:34am by Toh Han Shih

    ... since been convicted of corruption. Zhang Shuguang, a former deputy chief engineer of the disbanded railways ministry, is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty in September last year ... was given a suspended death sentence for corruption in July. Zhang's wife, Wang Xing, and daughter, Zhang Xixi, were revealed recently to be shareholders of a British Virgin Islands (BVI) ...

  6. News - China - CORRUPTION CASE

    Corruption probes net Guangdong's top science officials: reports

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 01:58pm by WU NAN

    ... chief of the province’s science bureau, are implicated in corruption cases – with one report saying more than 50 of them are being investigated, highlighting how Xi Jinping’s anti-graft drive is widening its net beyond politics, business and the academe. Wang Kewei, former deputy director of the Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Department, is facing a corruption probe, ...

  7. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Corruption the watchword as annual national summits near

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Officials and businessmen pay their usual call on their connections in the capital amid caution over President Xi's anti-bribery crackdown Corruption ... known as "Liang Hui". This year, many will wonder if it will be cleanest gathering because of President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption crackdown. It's no secret that March, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Forty years since its creation, how the ICAC cleaned up corruption in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 03:46am by Lana Lam

    ... chief superintendent Peter Fitzroy Godber could see the writing on the wall. The London native had spent more than two decades living in Hong Kong, a city where institutionalised corruption ... to a Canadian bank account under the name "P. F. Gedber". Police launched an internal investigation, codenamed "Havana". But with limited powers, the anti-corruption unit made little ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    Corruption crackdown must include reform of China's oft-abused parole system

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 03:57am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Corrupt officials and others sometimes serve only a fraction of their jail sentences because loopholes have not been closed Abuses of parole system must end As the mainland leadership vows to curb rampant corruption, hardly a day goes by without announcements that officials have been sacked and placed under investigation for graft or given lengthy sentences with many ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Favouritism and a strong state provide fertile ground for corruption

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 06:27pm by MARIANGELA PIRA

    ... for corruption The European Union report of "breathtaking" corruption across Europe makes clear that it is a drain on the economy, costing the EU a shocking €120 billion (HK$1.2 trillion) annually. Comparisons of the amount of corruption in Europe and China are not easy, given the difficulties associated with measuring the size and scope of the problem. Nevertheless, a few things ...




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