Briefs, October 24, 2012

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 24 October, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 24 October, 2012, 12:35am

Guangzhou mulls asset declaration scheme

Guangzhou is mulling a pilot scheme that would require officials in charge of the Nansha development zone to declare their family assets, The Southern Metropolis News reported yesterday. However, no timetable for its execution was given and it was unclear if assets would be revealed to the public. The scheme is the latest in a series of failed attempts by the provincial government to persuade officials to report their assets. Mimi Lau

Former police deputy 'owns 22 properties'

An official in Guangzhou's Panyu district was placed under investigation on Monday after internet users revealed he owned 22 properties worth more than 35.5 million yuan (HK$43.68 million), The Southern Metropolis News reports. Authorities said the official took bribes and illegally operated a private business when he was the deputy chief of Panyu's police bureau. Fiona Tam