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Austerity drive prompts catering sector transition

GUANGZHOU – The Chinese catering industry, especially high-end dining businesses, is seeking a transition to survive after seeing sharp profits drop under the government’s ongoing frugality campaign. The industry’s growth rate in the first half of 2013 dropped 3 percent from the same period last...

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Firings for driver-license bribes

More than 40 police officers from the vehicle administration bureau in Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province, have been sacked for requiring new drivers to pay a bribe if they wanted to pass their driver’s test. Thirty-nine of the officers have returned graft totaling 21 million yuan ($3.36...

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Help Internet users fight corruption

Aseries of anti-corruption cases, many exposed by new media, have hit the headlines since the 18th Party Congress elected a new leadership in November. While observers say China’s fast-growing online community is becoming increasingly influential in fighting corruption, they attribute the recent cases, some of...

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Provincial leader sacked for ‘buying promotions’

A top Chinese provincial official has been sacked for “serious violations of discipline,” the central organization department revealed on Thursday, the first such firing since the Communist Party’s new leadership vowed to fight graft. Li Chuncheng has been removed from his post as deputy Party...

Link to Open letter calls on top officials to declare assets

Open letter calls on top officials to declare assets

A joint letter initiated by 65 Chinese citizens demands the disclosure of assets owned by 205 newly-elected members of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and their immediate family members. Their incomes, properties and investments are included in the disclosure list....

Link to S China Village Chief Commits Suicide amid Protest

S China Village Chief Commits Suicide amid Protest

A village official in south China killed himself on Monday after a two-month protest in the village over alleged fund embezzlement under his watch. Yuan Songfang, chief of the Haizhou village committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), jumped off his residence building in...

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Police chief sacked over mistress scandal

A police chief in northwest China has been removed from the post as he is being investigated for allegedly keeping a pair of twin sisters as mistresses, local authorities confirmed Sunday. Qi Fang, director of public security bureau of Wusu City, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region...

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China’s craze for online anti-corruption

Disgraced politician Chen Shuibian arrested, and currently serving a 19 year prison sentence for corruption related charges. Editor’s note: There has been a recent crackdown on corruption throughout China. If I was a Taiwanese, Honger, westerner, south Korean, or Japanese, I’d be extremely worried. I...

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Fight against economic crime needs cooperation

Majority of cross-border fraud cases originate in Southeast Asia countries Beijing judges and experts said China urgently needs to reach agreements with other countries on legal cooperation to curb cross-border economic crimes. Since 2003, Beijing No 2 Intermediate People’s Court has dealt with 118 cases...

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Police chief helped drug dealers: cops

The former deputy mayor and police chief of Yingde, Guangdong Province, is being investigated for allegedly protecting known drug dealers including his brother and former classmate. In September two local police officers accused their superior, Zheng Beiquan, of interfering with a police investigation after a...

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