Corruption on decline, but big fish caught
Updated: 2005-12-18 17:22
He's interview coincided with the trial of Han Guizhi, former chairwoman of
the Heilongjiang Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political
Consultative Conference, and Tian Fengshan, former minister of land and
Han was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve on Thursday for accepting
bribes worth 7 million yuan.
On charges of accepting bribes,
Tian's trail began Tuesday at Beijing's No.2 Intermediate People's Court. Tian
is accused of accepting more than 4 million yuan (US$500,000) in bribes between
1995 and 2003, when he was governor of Heilongjiang Province and later land and
former Heilongjiang governor and former minister of land and resources,
Corruption is still serious, He said. "The
achievements of the anti-corruption campaign are still far below the
requirements of the CPC Central Committee and the expectations of the common
"At this transitional period of fundamental structural reform,
loopholes exist in China's administrative mechanism," he said, stressing an
effective anti-corruption system has yet to be established.
hedonism and egoism have grown among a few officials during the development of
China's socialist market economy," he said.
On the future of
anti-corruption measures, He said the CPC and government will focus on
supervision and further improve administrative mechanism.