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Opening-up the market for funeral services can eliminate corruption

( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-03-31 07:41:55

AS TOMB SWEEPING FESTIVAL APPROACHES, corruption in State-run companies providing funeral services has become a hot issue. In Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei province, about 20 officials were arrested recently for corruption related to funeral services. Beijing News comments:

Among all the corruption cases, those involving funeral companies make us especially angry because that's a double breach of ethical standards, as not only is it cheating, it is cheating the bereaved. How can anyone cheat those who have just lost a loved one?

The law is clear about this. According to a regulation issued in 2012, funeral-related services should be non-profit making and local authorities are responsible for setting the prices.

Opening-up the market for funeral services can eliminate corruption

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