The Chinese leadership’s advocacy for measures to support and spur growth in the private sector economy intensified in 2023, but the protection of private firms’ assets and rights remain a concern.
Within a few months of their appointments, two important Chinese faces to the world, Qin Gang and Li Shangfu, were gone and no one seems to know why.
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.
CCDI will keep up pressure on extravagant spending ahead of festive season and says corruption is becoming harder to detect.
Changzhou entrepreneur Cheng Yong died in a fall from a building after three days of meetings with anti-corruption officials, report says.
Party cadres and officials on the foreign affairs front line are at higher risk of being encouraged to defect, senior anti-corruption officer says.
Beijing offered no explanations after the defence minister was sacked, but experts point to telltale signs leading up to his demise.
Struggling regional authorities are said to have turned aggressive in seizing assets and assessing fines to make up for lost revenue, and some local-level officials ‘abused their power and interfered’ in economic development.
China is striving to establish a high-quality inclusive financial system over the next five years, although its financial stability is under pressure from the ongoing property crisis triggered by Evergrande and Country Garden.
Xi Jinping’s graft-busting drive is now seeing officials who were personally appointed by the leader being brought down.
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.