Cabinet Orders Audit of Government Debt

China’s State Council has ordered an audit of all government debt, according to Reuters, a sign that policymakers are concerned with rising debt at the provincial and municipal level amid a slowdown in economic growth: The...

Apple Hire Suggests Focus on Supply Chain Pollution

Former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency head Lisa Jackson announced her new role as Apple’s vice president for environmental initiatives this week. As Brian Fung points out at the National Journal, it seems likely that...

China Says Billions Missing From Public Funds

From AFP: Over 34.4 billion dollars went missing from public funds in China in the first 11 months of 2009, state media said Tuesday, with national auditors highlighting embezzlement, waste and fraud. Over 230 people, including...

China Puts Squeeze On Military Spending Abuses

From Reuters: Chinese military officials face intensified scrutiny for abusing or mishandling the nation’s fast-rising defence budget, state media reported on Friday. The audit rules approved by President and military...

China audit uncovers corruption – BBC

From BBC: Chinese government officials lost more than $1.5bn (¬£800m) last year through corruption and poor tax collection, China’s National Audit Office has said. State



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