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  1. Experts not carried away by latest 'small step' to political reform

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Ting Shi

    ... to political reform. Observers note that local authorities are increasingly using opinion polls to gauge the public's views on various policy issues. Still, the scale of the latest move ... a dynamic cadre-management mechanism, which hopefully can help improve competence, reduce corruption and improve governance,' he said. Professor Ren said there would be probably more cases ...

  2. Police chief faces corruption inquiry

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam A police chief suspected of corruption in Shaoguan, in Guangdong, has been suspended from duty and placed under investigation by party disciplinary authorities, mainland media reported. The Nanfang Daily reported that Ye Shuyang, 52, was believed to have taken millions of yuan in bribes from property developers and contractors for projects including the construction ...

  3. Thaksin absent on first day of corruption trial

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... thailand Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Bangkok put billionaire former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on trial for corruption yesterday, almost two years after he was toppled from ... from power by royalist generals in the military, who accused him of widespread corruption, undermining the nation's democracy and insulting Thailand's revered king. Hearings will last ...

  4. City scores high on governance, low on political participation

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... and accountability; political stability and absence of violence/terrorism; government effectiveness; regulatory quality; rule of law; and control of corruption. 'The WGI and other efforts to measure ... for control of corruption. The mainland rated a 6 for voice and accountability, 32 for political stability and absence of violence, 61 for government effectiveness, 46 for regulatory quality, 42 ...

  5. Corruption in upkeep of ageing blocks tipped to keep ICAC busy

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Graft-busters expect corruption involving maintenance to take up much of their time in the future as growing numbers of ageing buildings become due for maintenance. The 270 ... in the same period last year, the Independent Commission Against Corruption said the number was likely to grow as more buildings passed the 30-year threshold for compulsory inspections. 'The pie ...

  6. Local polls put off after corruption charges

    Posted Jun 07th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... in Longgang district in the Shenzhen suburbs was postponed for a month due to suspected vote-buying and corruption. 'We have no fresh choice. The four candidates are all old cadres who have been ... of Taiping villagers in Dongsheng township broke into their former village head Lu Shuaidai's home on May 25 and beat up the 60-year-old because of alleged corruption. This came after a bitterly ...

  7. Long-term culture of bribery feared

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou An increasing number of young and middle-aged officials in Guangzhou are becoming bribery targets because many corrupt people want to cultivate long-term working ... were becoming 'targets of investment', the China News Service reported. Mr Su also admitted that public confidence in official anti-corruption efforts had waned over the years. ...

  8. Cracks in junta a growing threat to corrupt old guard

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Larry Jagan

    ... government over the country's political future. At the centre of the conflict is who should control the country's so-called road map for political change. In his speech, Senior General Than ... as protector of the people. They have become increasingly dismayed at corruption within government and believe it is undermining the army's future role. A referendum in May on the newly drafted ...

  9. Changes in political system necessary in tackling wage gap and graft, says expert

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... said 'grey income' - largely gained through corruption and other illegal activities because of an 'unsound' political and administrative system - was the main cause ... Cary Huang in Beijing Restructuring the mainland's political system to put the government under the spotlight is the only solution to its widening income gap, according ...

  10. The corruption factor

    Posted Dec 09th 2008, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... elections and corruption-free politics will secure even greater respect from the international community. Joseph Cheng Yu-shek is a professor of political science at City University of Hong Kong ... His allegedly corrupt behaviour is, of course, a matter of personal conduct. But there are institutional factors behind such behaviour. The hysterical accusations from his daughter, Chen ...




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