China corruption problem 'still very serious'

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  1. Rahul92

    Rahul92 Senior Member Senior Member

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    China says its corruption problem is "still very serious" and has set out new measures to tackle it.

    In a new report on the fight against corruption, the authorities say more than 200,000 cases have been investigated since 2003.

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    There was public anger over the activities of Wen Qiang, executed after he was convicted of rape and taking bribes



    They say their efforts to date have "yielded notable results" but resolve to make them more effective.

    Critics say that corruption is ingrained in the system and new regulations will not solve the problem.

    The report carried by the official state news agency Xinhua says that between 2003 and 2009, prosecutors investigated more than 240,000 cases, including embezzlement and bribery.

    It highlights new rules requiring members of the governing Communist party to report incomes and investments.

    The party also says it will curb excessive spending on official parties and seminars.

    The document praises the role of the news media and the internet in exposing corrupt practices, declaring that "sunshine is the best antiseptic".
    'Huge sums'

    The report acknowledges that tackling corruption will be a massive task.

    "Since the relevant mechanisms and systems are still incomplete, corruption persists, with some cases even involving huge sums of money," it says.

    "The situation in combating corruption is still very serious, and the tasks are still abundant."

    China has launched several anti-corruption campaigns in recent years.

    One of the biggest involved a powerful party boss in Shanghai, Chen Liangyu, who was jailed for 18 years in 2008 for his role in a pension fund scandal.

    In July 2010, the top justice official in the city of Chongqing, Wen Qiang, was executed after being convicted of accepting bribes, rape and shielding criminal gangs.



    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12088147
     
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  3. kickok1975

    kickok1975 Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

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    Not only serious, it’s a rampant corruption throughout all levels of CCP government. The current CCP system doesn’t allow check and balance. The players are also act as referee. Offspring of CCP leaders, head of state control enterprise and government officials are biggest beneficiary of such system.

    While most Chinese are suffering high inflation and outrageous price of housing, China’s new “riches” are relentless spending money domestic and overseas on luxury. The income gap is widening at an alarming rate.’ Nobody can defeat China except from within. History just repeats itself again and again.
     
  4. neoshangh

    neoshangh Regular Member

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    Totally agree with you.

    Common Chinese people can't get any benifits from the economy development.The gap between riched and poors is larger and lager.
     
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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    Heck! you guys are more democratic than we are! At least you question your government; Indians just sit taut and do nothing, sucking up corrupt politicians' threats. Good going guys!:emot112:
     
  6. badguy2000

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    One senior CCP boss executed for bribery&corruption

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    Zeng Jinchun,the former deputy secretary of Chenzhou prefecture,Hunan province was executed yesterday for huge bribery.

    Chenzhou prefecture has over 4 M population. Zeng once was the second biggest CCP boss,in charge of anti-corruption affairs....but it is quite ironics that the anti-corrupted senior officer proved to be corrupted later...
     
  7. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Badguy,

    I just want to know as to why people are not afraid to take bribes in China, when all know that the Govt does not hesitate to hang such people without any waste of time.

    It is said that death sentence does not have any effect and that is why many countries have abolished death sentence.

    In India, there is the death sentence, but the law is such that because of a various long and tedious legal system and because there are many pseudo activists, such sentences are rare. Even when our Supreme Court allows that sentence, the President has the power to give reprieve. This sort of airbrushes the fear or so I believe.

    Therefore, my question - when such sentences are given with such alacrity in China, what is the effect? People still take bribe!

    Therefore, are those who say that death sentence does not act as a deterrent right?
     
  8. warriorextreme

    warriorextreme Senior Member Senior Member

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    thats the way these bribe takers should be treated..
     
  9. badguy2000

    badguy2000 Respected Member Senior Member

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    well, key is not how many corrupted ones are punished,but how many ones are free of punilishment.
     
  10. badguy2000

    badguy2000 Respected Member Senior Member

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    it is not question,but some complaint.....if you could read Chinese, you would find that such complaints are quite as rampant as corruption in CHina!
     
  11. badguy2000

    badguy2000 Respected Member Senior Member

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    guy,Zeng was hot hung,but shot by bullitens.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Hung or bullets, I meant capital punishment!
     
  13. tony4562

    tony4562 Tihar Jail Banned

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    Capital punishment is no use if the number punished represent only the tip of the iceberg. The system is more important. It's a pity that armed with democracy and a check-and-balance system India is frequently outranked by China in the corruption index list published by Transparency International.
     
  14. kickok1975

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    It's true but both countries are pretty low ranking in corruption index. It's a shame.
     
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    Perhaps another 'cultural revolution' is the remedy.

    Absolute power corrupts absolutely
     
  16. Rahul92

    Rahul92 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Well expecting a people's revolution against corruption to politician's is still a distant dream:angry_10:
     

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