President Xi Jinping’s signature “Belt and Road Initiative” is “probably adding to the negative perception of graft-busting as being more for domestic consumption”, according to one expert. Photo: Reuters

China, Vietnam seen as more corrupt while Indonesia, Philippines clean up their act: Transparency International report

  • The watchdog’s annual index on perceptions of corruption sees China’s ranking fall for the first time in five years
  • The US drops out of the top 20 as its system of checks and balances faces threats from the Trump administration
Topic |   Corruption in Asia

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President Xi Jinping’s signature “Belt and Road Initiative” is “probably adding to the negative perception of graft-busting as being more for domestic consumption”, according to one expert. Photo: Reuters
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