Xi Jinping, Chinese president and general secretary of the Communist Party, launched in 2012 a high-profile campaign targeting party, government, military and state-owned company officials suspected of corruption. The campaign has led to the investigation and prosecution of hundreds of officials across the country.
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.
A decade after the nation’s last big football corruption crackdown, history appears to be repeating itself. While these is no quick fix, a new approach is sorely needed so that moves are made to reach that goal
As China moves forward, the legacy of Jiang Zemin will prove invaluable for President Xi Jinping, who faces challenges equal to those overcome by his predecessor.
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.
Party cadres and officials on the foreign affairs front line are at higher risk of being encouraged to defect, senior anti-corruption officer says.
Chinese leader has told the country’s top auditors they must ensure there are no blind spots in their work.
Despite its transformation, experts warn the PLA has to keep on top of the changing face of modern warfare.
Beijing offered no explanations after the defence minister was sacked, but experts point to telltale signs leading up to his demise.
Li, 65, was a stalwart of China’s aerospace programme before appointment as defence minister in March, making global headlines as the country’s first defence minister on a US sanction list.
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.
Li Xi, head of the CCDI, says five government departments and 26 state-owned enterprises are in the cross hairs.
Xi Jinping’s graft-busting drive is now seeing officials who were personally appointed by the leader being brought down.
Politburo calls for ‘effective measures to prevent and defuse major risks’ during meeting to review inspections of SOEs. Xi Jinping’s priorities haven’t changed, with anti-graft campaign ‘a whip to spur cadres to move forward in his direction’, analyst says.
Beijing’s state system for sport aims for glory in the international arena but is criticised for corruption and neglecting grass-roots participation.
Experts warn anti-corruption campaign does little to address systemic problems in China’s healthcare industry.
Authorities investigate Bai Tinghui, head of agency that manages state-owned enterprises, and SOE bosses in energy, shipbuilding, gas and electricity industries as Beijing tightens anti-corruption campaigns spanning sectors from medicine to military and sports.
PLA Daily tells senior officers to investigate day-to-day challenges in what analysts say is part of larger anti-corruption drive and an attempt to improve morale amid tough security challenges.
Head of the General Administration of Sport of China says country must improve quality control of cadres in the sports sector.
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection says Sun, 69, is under investigation for suspected ‘serious violations of discipline and law’.
Ni Huizhong is suspected of serious violations of ‘discipline and law’, according to top sports administration.
Top anti-graft body calls reconstruction ‘the most urgent civil project’ and urges surveillance to ensure money is used transparently and building standards are met after billions of yuan distributed to disaster-struck areas.
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.
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.
An unusually sweeping shake-up will see the force responsible for the country’s nuclear arsenal get a new commander and political commissar at the same time.