- Media openness lauded after unrest
The initiative to quickly release information about the deadly Xinjiang riots to media highlighted the local government's efforts to be transparent, officials said Tuesday.
- Say no to riots
On Sunday night, people saw bloodstains on the market streets of Xinjiang, the part of China adjacent to Central Asia with a high proportion of Muslim people. There were riots, called for by overseas-based, small groups campaigning for independence.
- Sense of duty counts
Kuandian government, one of the poorest counties in northeastern Liaoning province, has set a rich example: Despite its lean annual revenue of less than 1 billion yuan, the county has spent over 4 million yuan in weekly transport of more than 4,000 students from their villages to schools.
- True to form?
The Communist Party of China's disciplinary watchdog in Chongqing said it is investigating the authenticity of a government expenditure form anonymously posted online.
- Wages of corruption
The recent collapse of the 13-storeyed building in Shanghai should serve as a cautionary tale for the increasingly prosperous real estate market. The list of names, of those behind the venture, released on Tuesday reveals local officials to be involved as shareholders in the construction firm. That should focus public attention on the play of corruption behind the accident.
- Tacit rules undermine nation's rule of law
Unwritten or tacit rules are everywhere, and are observed to circumvent explicit rules for personal gains in officialdom. Finding a balance between such rules and the established laws and regulations has become a must for corrupt officials to get endorsement from higher authorities for what they have done on the one hand and reaping dirty gains on the other hand.
- Statistical cheating
With modified or even false statistics being a persistent scourge, the revised law on statistics adopted by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress at the weekend was expected to have tougher penalties against the rampant practices of keeping back, cooking up and forging statistics.
- Officials on the mat
An official in charge of college enrollment in Wushan county, Chongqing municipality admitted that his son's registered Tujia ethnic identity was fake. His son was the highest scorer locally in the liberal arts category in the national college entrance examinations.
- War against corruption
This month alone, four more senior officials, all at the level of vice minister, have been declared to be under investigation for "serious violations".
- Guangzhou's one-dog policy sparks controversy
Beginning July 1, each household can raise only one pooch. The regulation won't be grandfathered in, so families with two or more dogs will apparently have to decide which one gets to stay.
- Transparency in deed
Compared with the auto brand names on the list for government procurement in 2008, more domestic brands are on the list this year.
- Bad software, worse content
The government should think twice before rushing to buy software, which claims to ensure clean Internet space for teenagers, says an article in the Beijing Times.
- On boosting China's economy by buying BMWs for officials
In an energy-saving initiative, Guangdong Province is calling for local governments to cut official car use by one day every week.
- Pay cut for officials shows we care: Tsang
Hong Kong's top government official, who earns almost $50,000 a month, will take a 5.4 percent pay cut, along with other senior government officials, to show support for the public during the recession.
- Challenges facing China in IPR protection
Since China began to implement its National Intellectual Property Strategy on June 5 last year, the nation has achieved remarkable progress in this field.
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10