China makes public 'blacklist' of bribers
Updated: 2006-01-02 16:23
Chinese procuratorial organs has put online a list of convicted bribers,
making such information available for public inquiry, the Beijing News reported
Listed are individuals or organizations that have been convicted of bribery
or bribery-related crimes since 1997 in the five sectors of construction,
finance, education, health and government procurement, the paper quoted the
Supreme People's Procuratorate as saying.
Individuals or organizations that can legitimately identify themselves are
allowed to search for information of the list via an online retrieval system
after making written application to the procuratorial organs, the paper said.
The information about the bribers can't be removed from the system once it is
Chen Zexian, a research fellow with the Law Institute of the Chinese Academy
of Social Sciences, hailed the service as "necessary" and said the privacy of
the bribers listed should be protected.
He suggested the procuratorial organs list bribers in all industries in the
All the information put into the retrieval system must be correct, otherwise
those involved should take due civil liability, Chen added.