China Launches War On Graft In Boom City

From AFP:

China has launched a sweeping crackdown on graft in the boom city of Shenzhen, just north of Hong Kong, seeking to rein in unruly officials and soothe public anger over high-level vice, analysts said.

The campaign, which has already cost the city mayor his job, comes just three years after an anti-corruption drive led to a trail of top officials and businessmen being jailed in the financial centre Shanghai in a similar case.

“It is a large-scale anti-corruption case in a province at the forefront of reforms, where there is large money,” said Willy Lam, an expert on Chinese politics at the Jamestown Foundation, a US think tank.

June 17, 2009 1:05 AM
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