Home>News Center>China

List of bribers helps corruption battle
By Qin Jize (China Daily)
Updated: 2005-01-28 01:31

SHANTOU, Guangdong: A blacklist of bribers is being weighed by prosecutors as part of prevention drive against corrupt government officials and businesses.

Previously convicted officials and businessmen, and those known to have fled overseas with their illegal gains, will not escape the naming and shaming. The prevention strategy also includes early warning lectures which seek to educate about the law.

If successful, the measures could be rolled out across the country. Wang Zhenchuan, deputy head of the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP), said yesterday the SPP has strengthened anti-corruption measures in five pilot regions.

In Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Sichuan provinces, Chongqing Municipality and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, local procuratorates have set up a record of known and convicted bribers.

Hundreds of individuals and organizations could have drawn attention from prosecutors, sources said.

"Such measures are expected to keep away those people with intentions of providing bribery to officials," Wang said.

And procuratorates have also started giving legal lectures on preventing corruption to officials and the business community with the aim of putting them on "high alert" of corruption .

"One business man said to me that by us going to them armed with legal lectures today, is much better than arresting him or his peers tomorrow," Zhang Xuejun, chief prosecutor in Guangdong Province said.

Zhang and his colleagues often give lectures on the prevention of corruption to the governmental bodies, institutions and companies.

"Leaders of various organizations have now come to realize they should pay closer attention to prevention so as to eliminate the corruption problem from its root sources," he said.

"Most of the organizations who asked for help are those who had painful lessons in the past.

"They know how important it is discourage misconduct in their organizations because they have paid a heavy price before," Zhang said.

Prevention is key

Prevention is key to establish an anti-corruption system in the country, said Wang.

"We should put education and supervision at the core of setting up an anti-corruption system," he said at the second national conference on tackling corruption among government and business.

The meeting was called in the wake of the issue by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) 10 days ago, which focused on establishing an anti-corruption mechanism across the country.

Jia Chunwang, head of the SPP, said the document demonstrated "the Party's strong resolution of cracking down any kinds of job-related crimes."

He also urged prosecutors to keep close eyes on officials known to indulge in corrupt practice.

"For those corrupt officials who are still at large in foreign countries, they always have to prepare several things. They have to look for a destination, transfer the capital and settle in a new home overseas," he said. "But they leave a lot of tracks when doing all this."

  Today's Top News     Top China News

World leaders remember Auschwitz liberation



Lenovo: IBM deal on despite challenges



Nonstop charter flights to start tomorrow



Blood bank for pandas on the way



List of bribers helps corruption battle



"Shocking" number of students TB positive


  Financial woes greet released hostages
  List of bribers helps corruption battle
  Blood bank for pandas on the way
  White collar gang flees with big public cash
  Forum ponders post-tsunami reconstruction
  Rail stations to be linked by metro line
  Go to Another Section  
  Story Tools  
  Related Stories  
China monitors officials' kin to curb corruption
Former bank official jailed for embezzlement
Governor-turned-professor nabbed in Sichuan
Party issues outline to fight corruption
Hu offers systematic cure to corruption
754 officials punished for misuse of gov't funds
China promotes transparent government
  News Talk  
  It is time to prepare for Beijing - 2008