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Political Corruption

Six Guangzhou officials held for taking bribes

Guangzhou's graft watchdog has arrested six more officials in its latest anti-corruption campaign, including the head of the city's vehicle management agency for allegedly taking more than three million yuan (HK$3.67 million) in bribes.

Thursday, 4 October, 2012, 4:33am

Guangzhou corruption probe snares two officials

The Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog in Guangzhou said yesterday it had wrapped up internal investigations into two high-profile corruption cases, amid a provincial-wide campaign targeting officials.

27 Sep 2012 - 4:00am

Apathy, distrust, slows efforts to force asset disclosure in a Jiangsu district

With calls for mainland officials to disclose their assets practically ignored, one city in Jiangsu has hit the headlines, being hailed by the Communist Party mouthpiece People's Daily as evidence of the authorities' determination to curb corruption.

9 Sep 2012 - 7:34am

Corruption scandals send HKU graft index to 10-year-low

Recent graft scandals and ethical controversies involving some of the city's most powerful officials and property tycoons appear to have helped drive the University of Hong Kong's corruption index to a 10-year low.

23 Aug 2012 - 9:24am

Conflict of interest disclosures need to be more specific for Hong Kong politicians

Adherence to the highest standards in preventing conflicts of interest should be first and foremost in the minds of politicians nowadays. Not only are they required to abide by the strictest rules, they are also expected to put themselves to public scrutiny. But Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and his appointees to the city's highest decision-making body apparently think otherwise.

17 Aug 2012 - 1:35am

Ex-minister to face trial over Wenzhou crash

Disgraced former railways minister Liu Zhijun is expected to stand trial soon for his role in last year's deadly high-speed train crash in Wenzhou, after state prosecutors handed the case to municipal authorities.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

Internet group denies funds abuse

The Internet Professional Association has denied abusing public funds, as the city's graft-buster pointed to flaws in the firm's management of a government internet-learning project, implicating a leading candidate to be the next information-technology chief.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Address? 'Next to the vegetable stall'

Despite the government's crackdown against vote-rigging, an incomplete inspection of the voters' list for the September election has found at least 161 names with suspicious or vague home addresses.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Older vote could hit democrat candidates

Pan-democratic candidates may suffer at the polls from marked shifts in the age groups of voters registered for September's legislative election, analysts said yesterday.

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Defining dissent

The mass protest in Shifang, Sichuan, this month over an infrastructure project feared to be polluting was not new. Similar concerns also mobilised residents in Xiamen in Fujian, Panyu in Guangdong, and Dalian in Liaoning. Like in these earlier protests, the people of Shifang won a victory, at least temporarily, when officials agreed to suspend the project.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am