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  1. Ma blames politics as corruption trial opens

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei I didn't commit a crime, presidential hopeful says Taiwanese presidential hopeful Ma Ying-jeou has pleaded not guilty to corruption charges dating back to his ... against him were unfair and suggested they were politically motivated. The former KMT leader, who was indicted in February, said he was the only presidential hopeful to be charged. He said ...

  2. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Bo Xilai expelled from Party as he faces corruption and bribery charges

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... expelled from the Communist Party and will face criminal prosecution over bribery and other corruption charges, as Beijing scrambles to wind up its worst political crisis in decades ahead ... and Shanghai party chief Chen Liangyu in 2008 - he is expected to face a harsher sentence, according to legal and political analysts. They say that unlike Chen Liangyu, who was sentenced to 18 ...

  3. Ao gets another 29 years for corruption

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung in Macau simpson.cheung@scmp.com Macau's former public works chief Ao Man-long was sentenced to 29 years in jail for corruption and money laundering yesterday, six ... excuses in his defence. 'The amount of bribe money he received is far more than the amount supported by evidence... so large that no other officials involved in corruption in Asia and other ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. Asia must come clean in fight against corruption

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rule that power corrupts. Officials in authoritarian systems are particularly prone to corruption. Democracy is supposed to bring about transparency and good governance in politics. These alone ... a test of the island's democratic institutions and rule of law. It is necessary for a democracy- especially a nascent one like Taiwan's- to stamp out corruption and bring those who ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Gu's case reveals corruption of power

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... the corrupting influence of unchecked privilege A review of Xinhua's accounts this month of the Gu Kailai and Zhang Xiaojun murder trial and Monday's sentencing revealed a trove of important ... National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Bo Xilai praised his wife as "one of China's first generation of lawyers". He went ...

  9. Zhongshan's ex-chief gets 11 years for corruption

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... laundering. Li wept in court and complained her sentence was too harsh, as she had admitted to insider trading, the Nanfang Daily reported. A Zhongshan native who made her way into politics after ...

  10. Committed to investigating corruption, wherever it lurks

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I refer to Jake van der Kamp's column ('Graft-busters go from hooking big fish to catching minnows', November 20). Irrespective of its scale or magnitude, corruption is an insidious crime that should be attacked on all fronts. Hong Kong is widely regarded as an effective model of fighting corruption through investigation, prevention and education, and one of the least ...




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