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  1. Political re-education will muzzle the media

    Posted Mar 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in return for cover-ups. These certainly need to be tackled but are simple disciplinary matters. The political orientation of the new qualifying course, however, seems aimed at making the facts fit ... ran a joint editorial urging reform of the controversial hukou system of household registration, and editorials in several newspapers about top legislators and political advisers being muzzled ...

  2. Building a clean government will be 'arduous'

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing In its first white paper documenting its fight against official corruption, Beijing vowed to strengthen efforts but acknowledged that the task of building a clean government is 'complicated and arduous'. Meanwhile, the ruling Communist Party stepped up its anti-corruption drive against the rank and file in the armed forces, according to a new trial ...

  3. Corruption takes shine off dazzling growth

    Posted Nov 29th 2010, 12:00am by Hari Kumar

    ... the growing corruption that threatens to undo all these achievements. The country has been mired in a series of scandals that has taken a lot of the sheen off its 'shining India' image, ... the chief minister of Maharashtra, one of the most powerful political positions in the country, lose his seat. All these scandals have put the focus on the elephant in the room which India has been ...

  4. Five face election corruption charges

    Posted Jan 14th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man An election candidate was among five people charged yesterday for conspiring to bribe voters and engaging in other ballot-related corruption in the Sha Tin District Council by-election last year. The Independent Commission Against Corruption charged defeated candidate and doctor Lee York-fai, 42, and four others with 10 counts of conspiracy. ...

  5. Often, drivers of corrupt officials also on the take

    Posted May 17th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... for corruption, his wife, children and secretary are usually also implicated for taking advantage of the power of his office for personal gain. So it should not come as any great surprise to mainlanders that details have emerged showing that even the chauffeurs of corrupt officials are equally corrupt, if not more so. According to the China Comment, a fortnightly magazine published by Xinhua, ...

  6. Agencies to share more information to catch corrupt officials

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok The mainland has set up a new system involving 17 central government agencies to prevent corrupt officials from fleeing abroad, according to the Communist Party's top ... to rein in pervasive corruption, which has become a major source of discontent among the public. However, critics say the new system will not be able to do enough to uproot the long-lingering ...

  7. Watchdog urges universities to tackle corruption

    Posted May 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Amid widespread public dissatisfaction with the education system, the Communist Party's anti-corruption watchdog has urged universities and colleges to step up efforts to crack down on corruption, state media reported yesterday. Rampant financial corruption- which often takes the form of shady deals in infrastructure projects or the illicit trading of university ...

  8. A long way to go to clean up deep-rooted corruption

    Posted Mar 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... policy, since Premier Wen Jiabao has reaffirmed the fight against corruption as necessary to maintain the political legitimacy of communist rule. But it contrasts with tentative moves to counter ... It is yet to be shown that his approach is doing anything to reform the political environment for deep-rooted corruption, but it has won public backing. His unconcealed ambition for higher office ...

  9. Latest anti-corruption regulations still lag behind standard practices in West

    Posted Jul 19th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei There is a long-standing popular saying on the mainland that if 10 officials were randomly chosen and jailed for corruption, the evidence would show that only one had been wronged. This may be an overstatement, but it succinctly reflects the growing anger against official corruption, which has become rampant and systematic. Mainland leaders have long admitted ...

  10. Charting corruption

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by corruption? Philippines Political parties 28 per cent Parliament/legislature 26 per cent Business/private sector 3 per cent Media 1 per cent Public officials/civil servants 35 per cent Judiciary 1 per ... The Philippines is ranked 139th, and 24th within Asia, on Transparency International's 2009 Corruption Perceptions Index (the smaller the score, the less corrupt the country). Hong ...




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