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  1. News - China - CORRUPTION

    China seizes US$14.5b assets from family, associates of ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 02:18pm by Reuters

    ... tsar Zhou Yongkang, who is at the centre of China's biggest corruption scandal in more than six decades, two sources said. More than 300 of Zhou's relatives, political allies, ... Reuters in Beijing Sources close to the graft investigation in to retired domestic security tsar Zhou Yongkang say anti-corruption authorities have confiscated assets worth at least 90 ...

  2. News - China Insider - ENTERTAINMENT

    House of Cards embodies the corruption in American politics, says Chinese ambassador

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 08:28pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... of the characteristics and corruption that is present in American politics,” said Cui Tiankai, speaking as a participant on a televised People’s Daily panel coinciding with the Chinese People’s Political ... competition and corruption largely mirrored recent affairs. “Currently, Americans are arguing and debating on how their two political parties have become so extreme,” Cui said. “Many things can never ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Xi’s crackdown on corruption won’t lead to a more open society

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:33pm by NORA SAUSMIKAT, Chang Ping

    ... Nora Sausmikat and Chang Ping Nora Sausmikat and Chang Ping say political infighting and maintaining stability remain priorities Xi's crackdown on corruption won't lead ... transparency surrounding the political elite's assets. When Xi started his anti-corruption campaign against the tigers and flies, he began by targeting the so-called "Shanghai circle"- ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Courage needed to undertake political reforms

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to Hu's former residence at the weekend to pay tribute. Fighting corruption is good. But to rein it in and put the nation on the right path, China needs to undertake political reforms that make ... to reinforce the Communist Party's legitimacy by stamping out official corruption. Many people would draw a historical connection by agreeing with Hu's son Hu Dehua that the 1980s were ...

  5. News - China - Anti-corruption

    Communist Party anti-corruption watchdog investigates one of its own officials

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 02:23pm by Chris Luo

    ... but the charge is worded in jargon typically used by the party to refer to charges of corruption. Officials placed under such investigations are almost guaranteed to be at the end of their political ... under investigation China’s anti-corruption watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, has turned its sights on one of its own officials, as the Communist Party deepens its ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Xi Jinping may be in over his head with anti-corruption crusade

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 01:04am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... politics, not a purge of corruption. This scenario certainly fits the circumstances of many regimes that scorn the ballot box. Traditionally, you accuse your rival of being a Trotskyite, a capitalist roader or otherwise a deviationist from pure political thought. In today's context, a sex scandal or corruption charge will do as well. I doubt, however, that this is what we have ...

  7. News - Asia

    Vote-buying rife in Indonesia despite anger at corruption

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 01:13pm by AFP

    ... that honesty and freedom from corruption are the top qualities sought in political candidates by Indonesians weary of the country’s endemic graft. But, paradoxically, the polls also reveal that millions of Indonesians see vote-buying as acceptable. “There is this disconnect. People don’t see this practice as corruption. They don’t see that by accepting the money they’re contributing ...

  8. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Jiangxi deputy governor Yao Mugen faces corruption probe

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:20am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... both senior and junior officials would be punished for corruption. Political and military heavyweights including retired politburo standing committee member Zhou Yongkang and former Central ... become the latest high-ranking provincial official implicated in corruption by the Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog. Deputy Governor Yao Mugen, a career Jiangxi civil servant, is under ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    California senator Leland Yee accused of corruption, plot to deal firearms

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 09:18pm by AP

    ... for graft after FBI sting One of California's most prominent ethnic Chinese political figures has been arrested for allegedly introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker ... as a shock to Chinese-Americans who see the senator as a pioneering leader in the community and a mainstay of San Francisco politics, said David Lee, director of the Chinese American Voters Education ...

  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian anti-corruption party leader to stand in national elections

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 03:15am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Varanasi, India Anti-corruption leader to run against Modi The leader of a fledgling Indian anti-corruption party yesterday announced plans to run against front ... and vote against a person. I am saying this time let us defeat both political parties," he said. Although analysts say there is little likelihood of Kejriwal beating Modi, challenging him ...




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