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  1. Perceptions differ from reality in assessments of corruption

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland tom.holland@scmp.com Who is more corrupt: the person who pays a bribe, or the person who accepts one? It's a tricky question. In some countries, paying bribes ... to compete. In these cases it is easy enough to point the finger of blame at the official or executive who elicits the bribe. The business person who is forced to pay up is the victim of a corrupt ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. A sad end for a Korean corruption-fighter

    Posted May 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... North Korea. He enjoyed a reputation in his country's scandal-ridden politics as a clean leader, yet, barely a year after leaving office, he was questioned as a suspect in a multimillion-dollar corruption inquiry that has implicated former aides and relatives, including his wife. Paradoxically, one of the lasting contributions he made while in office between 2003 and last year ...

  4. Macau workers plan big protest against corruption

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Thousands of demonstrators are set to take to the streets of Macau on National Day tomorrow to protest against grievances ranging from parking problems to corruption concerns. Among them will be workers left out of the economic boom, residents angry about corruption, political activists pressing for democracy, conservationists demanding better urban planning ...

  5. Two more executives held as city's corruption case widens

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Two more businessmen have been taken into custody in Shanghai over their alleged involvement in a massive corruption case, local media said yesterday, ... the Wen Hui Daily reported, but gave no details. The Shanghai branch of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, an advisory body to the local legislature, had also revoked his ...

  6. Ex-official probed for corruption

    Posted Apr 13th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai has detained a former construction official for alleged corruption, the second official in a week implicated on suspicion of illegal property dealings, ... corruption following the appointment of the new party secretary. 'The fight against corruption is constant and indisputable,' Ms Jiao said. More than 20 government and state company ...

  7. Democrats take Mongolia in new political direction

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of corruption, but the timing made the arrest seem politically motivated. Enkhbayar denied all the charges and gained sympathy from the international press. The MPRP joined the Mongolian National ... as they promised to clean up Ulan Bator's messy land and corruption issues. 'Perhaps the DP's clean government campaign theme worked better in the city than in the countryside... ...

  8. Delegates show displeasure at corruption and overspending

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the authorities' inability to rein in rampant corruption and injustice when casting their annual votes on the central government and the judiciary. While the reports of the Supreme People's Court ... injustice and corruption within the judicial system. 'The results accurately reflect the reality that deputies and the people are far from being satisfied with the judicial authorities, ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Civil society thrives on the mainland, so long as it leaves politics well alone

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... and there is less talk of a "glorious era" in the mainstream mainland media. The Communist Party refuses to abandon its monopoly of political power; the Hu Jintao administration has followed ... increasingly inadequate because of rampant corruption and the vested interests' resistance to the necessary reforms to improve China's development model. The widening gap between rich ...

  10. Draft law aimed at corruption loopholes

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... to impose heavier penalties on officials abusing their power for personal gain, to up the ante in the anti-corruption drive, Li Shishi, director of the NPC Standing Committee's Legal Affairs Commission, was quoted as saying at yesterday's meeting. But experts in corruption law argue that although the amendment is a sign of progress on what is a nearly dysfunctional law, ...




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