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Anti-graft campaign

Henan prosecutor vows to go after more 'big tigers' of corruption

Echoing President Xi Jinping’s calls to go after "big tigers" of corruption cases involving high-ranking officials and large sums of dirty money, a senior prosecutor in Henan Province has pledged to crack open more "big cases," a local newspaper reported.

Monday, 20 January, 2014, 4:59pm

Hotlines spring up for China VIPs to buy luxury goods amid anti-graft drive

I was back in Shanghai for a quick trip recently and dropped by several big shopping centres on Nanjing Road, one of the mainland's busiest streets. Ironically, these shopping centres - and, in particular, the big luxury brand shops inside - didn't look busy at all. They were almost empty.

22 Jul 2013 - 7:25am 2 comments

To root out corruption, China must institute checks on government power

China's anti-corruption campaign has moved up a gear. The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection last week ordered disciplinary officials to give up, by June 20, all club membership cards they had received as gifts. This zero-tolerance policy deserves praise.

6 Jun 2013 - 2:10am

French tax evasion minister resigns as probe set to examine his own finances

The French minister in charge of clamping down on tax evasion has resigned after allegations that he evaded taxes with a secret Swiss bank account. Jerome Cahuzac, the budget minister, who has vehemently and repeatedly denied the accusations, stood down on Tuesday hours after it was announced a legal investigation had been opened into the accusations.

21 Mar 2013 - 2:57am

Cautious welcome for anti-graft wealth disclosure plan

A plan to require senior officials in Guangzhou's Nansha district to disclose details of their overseas trips and the occupations of immediate family members has been cautiously welcomed by analysts and some internet users.

22 Feb 2013 - 4:44am

Cadres suspected of trying to offload luxury properties ahead of crackdown

Some cadres may have caught a whiff of the new party leadership's anti-corruption campaign even before the Communist Party's top anti-graft watchdog announced on Wednesday that it would conduct spot checks on senior officials' asset declarations.

25 Jan 2013 - 9:04am 1 comment

Chinese officials rush to withdraw US dollars and sell property as anti-graft war looms

As the Communist Party’s disciplinary dog drums up efforts to crack down on corruption, party officials across the country are rushing to withdraw foreign currencies and sell their properties, reported Henan Business Daily on Wednesday.

24 Jan 2013 - 11:18am 10 comments

Anti-graft campaign picks up momentum with two probes

The mainland's corruption crackdown has claimed two more scalps, with a senior official in Shenzhen and another in Chengdu being investigated by the Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog.

18 Dec 2012 - 4:15am