Top food maker, Fudan University flagged up in graft inspection tour

PUBLISHED : Monday, 07 July, 2014, 1:36pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 08 July, 2014, 3:06am

The mainland's anti-graft watchdog has published discoveries made from five on-site investigations in its first round of inspections for the year, which covered 10 provinces, regions and municipalities.

Disciplinary breaches and potential corruption issues were found in Gansu, Henan and Liaoning, at the state-owned China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation (Cofco) and the prestigious Fudan University in Shanghai, it said.

The reviews were released by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection on its website yesterday and Sunday.

The inspection team warned Cofco, China's largest food manufacturer, of various violations of the party's guide to establish a clean work style. One prominent problem was staff playing golf at the cost of taxpayer.

In the report to Fudan University, the inspection team pointed to misuse of research funds, safety concerns in campus construction and poor regulation of school-run enterprises, including the associated hospitals.

The report on Henan province raised concerns about personnel placement and officials' lifestyle, intervention in major construction projects and corruption in the legal system.

Liaoning province has similar problems and is also accused of falsifying economic data.

The review of Gansu pointed to problems in the mining sector and traffic communications industries. It is also accused of lax oversight of the poverty-alleviation fund, which has been used for fraud and embezzlement.

Violations of the law and party discipline have been reported to the commission's investigators, the Organisation Department of the Communist Party's Central Committee and other related authorities.

Inspection teams handed over 1,897 tips after two rounds of tours last year.

Reports are to follow on Beijing, Tianjin, Shandong, Hainan, and the semi-military Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.