New organ to curb commercial bribery
Updated: 2006-03-10 16:39
An institution is being set up to deal with commercial bribery and other
illicit economic activities in the Chinese capital, a senior municipal official
The organ, to be led by a deputy mayor of Beijing, will investigate in land
requisition, construction projects, health care, government purchase and some
other sectors, according to Qiang Wei, deputy secretary of the Beijing Municipal
Committee of the Chinese Communist Party.
Joining hands with municipal departments in charge of industry and commerce,
tax, health care, finance, construction, as well as procuratorates and courts,
the institution will particularly probe in bribery activities among civil
servants, Qiang, also a deputy to the National People's Congress, said on the
sidelines of the legislature's ongoing annual session.
Legal actions will be imposed on those who are convicted of illegal deals,
corruption or any form of economic crimes, the official pledged.