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  1. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Xinhua, Commerce Ministry targeted in new graft probe

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 09:58am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing In its latests round of corruption investigations the government in Beijing is targeting Xinhua new agency and the Commerce Ministry among others The central government has sent investigators to six more provinces and four government departments, including Xinhua news agency and the Commerce Ministry, the ruling Communist Party’s corruption watchdog said ...

  2. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Ex-army leader Xu Caihou had 'a tonne of cash' in basement

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 03:08am by Reuters

    ... the world's largest, and has repeatedly reminded them to be loyal to the party. He has made weeding out corruption in the military a top goal as he steps up efforts to modernise forces that are increasingly projecting power. Xu, whose corruption probe was announced in June, has been stripped of his title and expelled from the military and the Communist Party. The government cracked down ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    The opportunistic promotion of Confucianism in China

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 04:48am by Alex Lo

    ... right in rebutting claims that the lack of religious belief is to blame for widespread corruption among cadres or moral decay in society. Highly religious societies, including Christian ones, have been known to be corrupt. There is a simple explanation for widespread corruption in China today- state capitalism and its unbridled power and greed. ...

  4. News - China

    ‘I had four accomplices’, says engineer accused of taking HK$240,000 bribes

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 05:35pm by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau mimi.lau@scmp.com A Qianhai authority engineer accused of taking bribes worth HK$240,000 in return for granting construction contracts, says he had four accomplices. In the first corruption case heard in court in the cross-border cooperation zone, Weng Yunhui, 33, is accused of taking bribes of 130,000 yuan (HK$160,000) and HK$80,000 from contractors. Weng, said to have ...

  5. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Chinese graft busters launch 'targeted' inspections of government and state firms

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 04:33pm by Andrea Chen, Mimi Lau

    ... Andrea Chen and Mimi Lau Following two rounds of misconduct probes this year, anti-corruption officials warn that the next visits will be shorter but not sweeter Graft busters launch ... enterprises and central government departments. Anti-corruption tsar Wang Qishan, who heads the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), made the pledge while announcing that the third ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Why investigators spread titillating gossip about China's corrupt officials

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 03:09pm by Chang Ping

    ... a Buddha statue is a key detail in the case as it highlights his hypocrisy. In its crackdown on corruption, the government has highlighted the immorality of individuals to avoid touching on institutional problems such as the power hierarchy. The government has been trying to convince people that corruption is rooted in degenerate lifestyles and spiritual bankruptcy. At the same time, ...

  7. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Beijing denies blocking G20 graft initiative on shell companies and hidden assets

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 04:55am by AFP

    ... yesterday denied corruption activists' accusations that it is blocking an agreement on corporate transparency at the upcoming G20 summit in Brisbane, which President Xi Jinping will attend. Beijing has been waging a high-profile anti-corruption drive and it secured broad support for an international anti-graft declaration at the Apec meeting it hosted this week. But according ...

  8. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Ex-ChinaCast executives charged with fraud, insider trading in US

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 01:09pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington Millions of dollars missing as US regulators charge former top executives from China's ChinaCast Education Corp. US securities regulators on Thursday charged the former chief executive of China-based ChinaCast Education Corporat ...

  9. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Another cadre found with huge hoard of yuan, and gold, this time in Hebei

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 03:47am by Staff Reporter

    ... cash stash A corrupt official in Hebei province kept more than 100 million yuan (HK$126 million) in cash and 37kg of gold in his flat, and had amassed a portfolio of 68 properties by the time ... the seriousness of corruption at the local level, Xinhua reported, without giving further details. Many lower-level officials had taken large bribes, including the head of one traffic police unit who took ...

  10. News - World - MEXICO

    Mexicans turn on President Enrique Pena Nieto over students’ killing

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 10:41pm by AFP

    ... the government's handling of a crime that has infuriated Mexicans tired of corruption, impunity and a drug war that has left more than 100,000 people dead or missing since 2006. The case is the biggest ... been awarded a huge, uncontested deal, which has since been withdrawn. Prosecutors say a drug gang admitted slaying the students and burning their bodies after receiving them from corrupt ...




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