China cracking down on public servants bribery
Updated: 2006-05-17 20:28 The CPC Central Commission for Discipline
Inspection on Wednesday announced that since the beginning of this year,
relevant departments have severely penalized public servants who accepted bribes
in commercial activities.
Prosecuting organs all over the country have received or discovered more than
9,000 clues on commercial corruption. As a result, 4,367 commercial corruption
cases have been put on file and are being probed, and 674 cases have been taken
to the courts.
In north China's Hebei Province, medical staff in six hospitals have been
punished for accepting backhanders from commercial partners.
In south China's Guangdong Province, an official, surnamed Li, working in the
government procurement center under the Guangdong Provincial Government, has
been penalize for accepting bribes from business people.
The State Food and Drug Administration has aroused drug and medical machine
enterprises to jointly build an environment of fair competition.
Meanwhile, China has strived to clamp down on commercial corruption by
legislative means. Its top legislature, or the Standing Committee of the
National People's Congress (NPC), is examining the draft anti-money laundering
law. And the draft anti-monopoly law is going to be submitted to the legislature
for deliberation. The two laws, once adopted, will lay a solid legal basis for
further action against commercial corruption.