(April 9, 2004) In a rare challenge to China’s courts, some mainland legal experts and journalists are publicly appealing for a retrial of two newspaper editors jailed on corruption charges.
(April 1, 2004) China has agreed to write off debts owed by Afghanistan as part of efforts to shore up relations with its war-torn neighbor, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Thursday.
(March 11, 2004) An important corruption case has been brewing in China since 1995 and is now finally coming to light.
(March 5, 2004) They’ve promised robust economic reform, a better future for the masses and honest, upright government. But the latest generation of Chinese leaders keeps colliding with a problem that won’t go away: People simply don’t trust them.
(February 18, 2004) Amid abstention of major opposition parties, the Jatiya Sangsad [the Bangladesh parliament] Tuesday night passed a bill for formation of an anti-corruption commission.
(January 27, 2004) The President of India, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, called for a corruption-free public life for achieving the dream of making India a developed nation by 2020.
(January 15, 2004) Beijing’s graft-busting efforts barely scratch the surface.
(September 22, 2003) A U.S. official said Saturday that Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin told U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow that Russia would contribute aid to Afghanistan once the issue of Afghan debts owed to Russia was settled.
(September 19, 2003) Corruption is not new in India. It was, in fact, a part of the wages of the agents of the state in Mughal times (and before as well). It used to be called mamool or customary payment. It was not, as it has become now, speed money.
(December 19, 2002) Phillipines legislature approved yesterday a bicameral report on a landmark anticorruption measure which rewrote the rules for major contracts and hopes to put in place transparency and integrity in government transactions.
(December 13, 2002) Deposed President Joseph Estrada is raring to go to the Senate on Tuesday to testify about an alleged bribery attempt by an Argentine firm in connection with a big hydroelectric plant rehabilitation project in Laguna.
(November 13, 2002) To understand corruption in modern China and the public’s rising fury, consider the charmed career of Jia Qinglin.
(November 12, 2002) Delegates attending the ongoing 16th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)said the party must improve its work style and fight against corruption so as to govern the country well.
(November 5, 2002) Special anti-corruption measures have ensured the massive Three Gorges dam project has been free of graft and embezzlement since its launch in 1993, according to a senior project manager.
(September 21, 2002) “Ferdinand Marcos…probably surpassed all other politicians at fiscal manipulation, economic favoritism and ‘cooking the books’ to enable themselves, their friends and their relatives to steal from the Filipino people,” said Patricia Adams.