A new investigation has renewed attention about human rights abuses in Xinjiang’s polysilicon industry. Polysilicon is a key ingredient in the manufacturing of solar panels, an industry that is expected to boom in coming...
by Samuel Wade | May 30, 2013
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...
by Liu Yong | Dec 29, 2009
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...
by Liu Yong | Sep 20, 2007
From Shanghai Daily: The state audit office has released a scathing report that shows misappropriated government funds totaling almost seven billion yuan (US$932 million) and the mismanagement of more than 37 billion yuan. The report, issued yesterday and posted on the Website of the National Audit Office, revealed budgetary loopholes in 49 central departments in […]
by Kate Zhao | Jul 1, 2007
After the National Audit Office found out misused $1.9 billion in pension funds and other government money , NAO also figured out the China’s Three Gorges dam has mis-management problem. From Forbes.com: A six-month investigation into the bill for China’s huge Three Gorges dam has unearthed widespread mis-management, state-run news media reported. The official Xinhua […]
by Kate Zhao | Jun 27, 2007
From Businessweek: Auditors have found Chinese officials stole or misused $1.9 billion in pension funds and other government money, a state news agency quoted China’s chief auditor as saying Wednesday. Cases uncovered in the latest investigations stretched back to before 2000, Auditor General Li Jinhua said in a report to China’s legislature, according to the […]
by Mo Ming | Jun 28, 2006
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 news agency Xinhua said the office found that 48 central government departments misappropriated 5.51bn yuan from the central budget. Another 6.65bn yuan was lost through poor tax collection methods. [Full […]
by Sophie Beach | Jun 28, 2005
From People’s Daily: China’s National Audit Office (NAO) found misuse of funds totaling 9.06 billion yuan (about 110 million US dollars) in 38 government departments in 2004. The figure represented six percent of all the funds put under audit, NAO auditor-general Li Jinghua said Tuesday in Beijing when delivering a report on the performance of […]
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- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
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