Kiss-and-Tell Stories Expose Chinese Corruption

The Guardian reports on the creative ways investigators are getting juicy details in corruption cases:

Pillow talk which is passed on in interviews is offering crucial details of illicit dealings, according to the deputy director of the anti-corruption bureau in Dongguan, a major industrial city in the south.

“At least 80% of corrupt officials exposed in Dongguan had mistresses who gave us important information that we did not possess,” Zhou Yuefeng told the China Daily newspaper.

Beijing has repeatedly pledged to prioritise fighting corruption, one of the major causes of public resentment and potential unrest. Earlier this week it said that the situation was “grim” and the task “arduous” as it announced a five-year plan to tackle the problem.

Read also a China Daily report.

June 28, 2008 8:25 AM
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