Setting up a special bureau to look over business owners’ shoulders misses the mark. Beijing needs to stop harassing private firms, rethink its anti-corruption drive and trim the bureaucracy – nothing short of a mind-set change.
Biggest graft scandal in a decade threatens to drag Chinese men’s football to an even lower level with investigations also spreading to other sports.
Nearly 5 million party members have been caught in China’s anti-corruption dragnet over the past decade. Yet a decisive victory still looks elusive, despite claims to the contrary.
Embezzling several thousand yuan was once enough to trigger capital punishment, but Lai Xiaomin’s execution last year for taking more than US$260 million seems to have set a new minimum.
Both issues are seen as threatening stability and the real economy, and come ahead of the 20th Communist Party national congress later this year.
Beijing’s state system for sport aims for glory in the international arena but is criticised for corruption and neglecting grass-roots participation.
The combined fortune of the top 15 Chinese healthcare billionaires has fallen 17 per cent to US$84.1 billion amid a sweeping anti-corruption campaign that started about two months ago.
Experts warn anti-corruption campaign does little to address systemic problems in China’s healthcare industry.
The country’s crackdown on football continues, weeks after the former national team coach Li Tie was charged with corruption offences.
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection says Sun, 69, is under investigation for suspected ‘serious violations of discipline and law’.
Campaign will be the biggest corruption crackdown in history of Chinese healthcare sector but experts are still unsure if it will bring tangible change.
Ni Huizhong ‘suspected of serious violations of discipline and law’, General Administration of Sport says.
Ni Huizhong is suspected of serious violations of ‘discipline and law’, according to top sports administration.
A local court issued the sentence for the former provincial official accused of accepting bribes and hiding crypto mining that used a tenth of Fuzhou electricity.
Beijing has launched a crackdown on bribery and other forms of graft that have long plagued hospitals and driven up medical costs.
Top regulator to target misuse of funds, rent-seeking by management, bribery in pharmaceutical and equipment sales and ethical breaches by medical personnel.
The CCDI and a top funding body are trying to stop applicants from using personal connections to influence decision makers.
‘More heads to roll’ as investigations continue into sector given over US$15.2 billion in public funds during Covid-19.
Number of state-owned enterprises investigated ‘significantly increased’ from same period last year, CCDI says.
Internet users react with anger after its emerged that up to half the money earmarked for Henan province after the 2021 floods was diverted elsewhere
Beijing says it is trying to ‘mobilise the public’ in a bid to exterminate the ‘rats’ and ‘moths’ – corrupt officials who put grain reserves and the nation’s food security at risk.
Xie Haihua has resumed his duties as chairman after being taken away to assist authorities in an investigation, Darbond Technology announced.
Jiao Xiaoping, once in charge of managing investment with the private sector, magnified hidden-desk risks, engaged in nepotism, accepted gifts, ran businesses on the side, and failed to protect the ecosystem of the Qin Mountains.
Legal changes focus severe punishment on people paying bribes, and expand scope to those in charge of private enterprises.
The corrupt official’s sentence for taking the equivalent of US$25 million in backhanders is likely to be commuted to life imprisonment.
Chinese Football Association department heads under investigation for suspected ‘serious violations of discipline and law’, sports regulator says.
‘We need to weed out those who appreciate Western values, indulge in extravagance, avoid tough duties, or have doubts with the party’s directions’: source.
Former People’s Bank of China deputy governor Fan Yifei is the most senior central banker sacked as part of Beijing’s anti-corruption campaign in the financial sector over the past two years
The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection says it will not ‘loosen its grip’ and continue the process of ‘self-revolution’.
Son Jun-ho, who has been detained in China on suspicion of taking bribes from non-state workers, listed in 23-man squad for June friendlies by coach Juergen Klinsmann.