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  1. News - Hong Kong - CORRUPTION

    Hong Kong's graft-busters a model for Asia Pacific, says US official

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... its judicial independence, said Robert Wang, senior US State Department official for the regional bloc. Wang, a US Foreign Service representative to Hong Kong in the late 1980s, suggested ... "Hong Kong is a real model in terms of what the ICAC has been able to do," Wang said yesterday. The agency's credibility took a hit last year over the spending habits of a former ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592008/hong-kongs-graft-busters-model-asia-pacific-says-us-official
  2. News - China - CORRUPTION

    How a robbery led to the downfall of Shanxi political heavyweight

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 05:21am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang Keira.huang@scmp.com Cover-up of worth of executive's stolen goods prompted graft probe in Shanxi, report says How a burglary led to fall of political heavyweight ... oversaw the handling of the case. Jin, who had just finished heading both the province's politics and law committee and anti-graft watchdog at about the time of the robbery, remained a deputy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587463/how-robbery-led-downfall-shanxi-political-heavyweight
  3. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Reshuffle to clean up Shanxi politics: top official

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:06am by Angela Meng, Teddy Ng

    ... Angela Meng and Teddy Ng in Beijing Reshuffle to clean up Shanxi politics: top official A top Communist Party leader said yesterday that severe corruption and a "problematic" political scene had prompted a reshuffle in coal-rich Shanxi province. Liu Yunshan, a member of the Politburo Standing Committee and head of the party secretariat, made the public remarks to Shanxi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1583261/reshuffle-clean-shanxi-politics-top-official
  4. Business - China Business - CORRUPTION

    Top executives from Chinese shoemaker Ultrasonic missing

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:57am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Frankfurt Governance concerns grow as top officials at Germany-listed shoemaker have disappeared, along with cash on the mainland and in Hong Kong Ultrasonic China chiefs ... in mainland China and Hong Kong had disappeared. The mystery is likely to fuel concerns about corruption and corporate malfeasance in China as short-sellers increasingly target smaller Chinese firms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1594868/top-executives-chinese-shoemaker-ultrasonic-missing
  5. Business - China Business - CORRUPTION

    Chalco vice-chairman Sun Zhaoxue resigns amid graft probe

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:39am by Eric Ng

    ... of serious violations of laws and disciplines, and was under investigation by the competent authority [yesterday]," Hong Kong and Shanghai-listed Chalco said in a filing to the Hong Kong stock ... of state-owned China National Gold Group Corp, the country's top gold miner, in 2006 and also headed the firm's Hong Kong and Canada-listed unit, China Gold International Resources Corp. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1594179/chalco-vice-chairman-sun-zhaoxue-resigns-amid-graft-probe
  6. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Party watchdog investigates Inner Mongolia deputy head Pan Yiyang

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:15am by Staff Reporters

    ... where his former close colleagues included Su Rong. Su was a vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference before being detained for graft this year. Besides being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1594950/party-watchdog-investigates-inner-mongolia-deputy-head-pan-yiyang
  7. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Extent of corruption in municipal bodies poses 'biggest obstacle' in battle against graft

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 05:44am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ming, a professor of political science at Renmin University, said that such widely entrenched corruption at the local level was even more of a problem than corrupt senior officials. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1592652/extent-corruption-municipal-bodies-poses-biggest-obstacle-battle-against
  8. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Zhou Enlai's niece urges President Xi Jinping to persist with anti-graft campaign

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:09am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Zhou said "corruption in the army is a disaster to a country". Zhou praised General Liu Yuan, son of late president Liu Shaoqi and political commissar of the PLA's General ... on their privileged background to get involved in politics. "It's a phenomenon that still exists widely, but it's not right," she said. "It's a regressive step and a setback ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1589699/zhou-enlais-niece-urges-president-xi-jinping-persist-anti-graft-campaign
  9. News - Hong Kong - CORRUPTION

    Hong Kong exports HK$30 billion in graft every year, says academic

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:11am by Lana Lam

    ... that bind politics and profiteering so closely together. "Unlike the British rulers of Hong Kong in the 1970s, many of [the mainland's] rulers have a strong vested political as well ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Researcher bases his figures on annual Hong Kong trade, and suggests that mainland officials and businessmen may be involved HK exports $30 b in graft ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433536/hong-kong-exports-hk30-billion-graft-every-year-says-academic
  10. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Cap powers of top party officials to halt China's corruption, analysts say

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Cary Huang

    ... University report said reforms were needed to dilute the power of those senior officers. Hongyi Lai, professor of contemporary Chinese studies and politics at the University of Nottingham, said that unlike in Western political systems, mainland officials were subject to few independent constraints and little oversight other than that from those higher up the chain. And higher-level ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1583237/cap-powers-stop-rot-top-officialdom

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