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  1. The arduous road to clean government

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If any evidence were needed that official corruption is seen as a critical issue on the mainland, it is to be found in Beijing's publication of a white paper on the subject. It has ... to China. However, public outrage at the extent of official corruption and abuse of power at every level on the mainland is seen as a threat to social harmony. Top leaders have described ...

  2. Corruption on the rise in private and public sectors

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... sums last year via corrupt means. A report published by Faren Magazine, a subsidiary of Legal Daily, identified 202 cases involving financial crimes by high-ranking employees at SOEs ... of or embezzling more than 790 million yuan- corrupt officials still took an average of 20.7 million yuan. In last year's report the average amount was 9.57 million yuan per case. Twenty out of 88 SOE ...

  3. The swelling cancer of corruption

    Posted Sep 01st 2003, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... on. Corruption is not only causing a massive draining of the state's coffers, but it also poses the single most serious challenge to the government's own political legitimacy ... at its root. At the top, concern runs deep. Is China's corruption cancer terminal? Laurence Brahm is a political economist and lawyer based in Beijing ...

  4. China second worst for graft

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com China's infrastructure sector is one of the most corrupt among 19 industries in 28 countries and regions surveyed for a Transparency International ... makes the need for them to address foreign bribery and corruption globally an urgent one. 'Bribery and corruption are likely to have a substantial impact on societies in which they operate. ...

  5. Soccer needs to go back to grass roots

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to jail in a three-year crackdown on corruption. Look into it a bit more and it is hard to resist the conclusion that the system should have been in the dock along with the accused. State control ... of a level playing field, illegal gambling and corruption. Top state leaders have taken a personal interest in raising the standard of Chinese soccer. Their hand-picked supremo Wei Di, a former top ...

  6. Negotiating the world's biggest market

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as 'just another market to conquer' or the sort who worries endlessly about rumours of subterfuge, corruption and theft of one's intellectual property. The book gives a lively picture ... or your headquarters to grow weary of battle. Adopt your own 'iron-ass strategy' by developing an oratorical loop you can politely repeat while sitting in your chair for hours.' ...

  7. China's bumpy road to the top

    Posted Dec 18th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Forced out of their land, villagers claim that compensation provided by the central government has been embezzled by corrupt local officials. One such serious dispute took place in Taishi village, Guangdong, last year. In a bid to oust their corrupt village chief, people took to the streets and went on a hunger strike. The three-month stand-off between locals and security forces ...

  8. Draft regulations take aim at corruption in tendering

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... tender, there is less scope for corruption,' said Richard di Bona, who runs a Hong Kong transport consultancy. 'The Chinese government acknowledges corruption is endangering political ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com New draft regulations aimed at combating corruption in tendering for projects have been approved at State Council meetings chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao. ...

  9. Assets of corrupt officials on the run to be seized

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com Mainland courts will have the power to confiscate the illegally obtained assets of corrupt officials on the run or overseas terrorists a year after ... the illegally obtained assets of people suspected of corruption, terrorism or other serious crimes who have been on the run for more than a year, or who have died. 'In the past, assets of those who ...

  10. Fighting corruption

    Posted Jan 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Regarding China's continuing struggle against corruption ('Party-first policy may hinder graft fight', January 15), your leader's claim that the judiciary and media can effectively combat corruption when allowed to 'function in jurisdictions without fear or favour' was rather amusing. Exactly where do those jurisdictions exist? Over-optimism aside, I am ...




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