Text Version
RSS Feeds
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
Bribe-hungry officials can no longer hide behind mistresses, says new judicial interpretation
+ -
21:55, July 27, 2007

 Related News
 Chinese vice premier meets Amway chairman
 China takes active measures to protect labour rights: ILO official
 China's disciplinary watchdog counts lessons drawn from Chen Liangyu's case
  China's press watchdog calls on public to expose bogus news stories
 Nepali gov't reiterates "One China" policy
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
Having a nubile, young mistress is not only fashionable for China''s middle-aged officials partial to a spot of corruption but also a perfect cloak for taking bribe and laundering money.

But it will no longer be so easy following a new judicial explanation concerning cases of bribery that was issued in early July by China''s Supreme People''s Court (SPC) and the Supreme People''s Procuratorate (SPP).

It listed 10 "new forms" of bribery, including seeking profits through "specially-related persons", referring to close family members, relatives, lovers and people sharing joint interests.

As a result, for the first time prosecutors will no longer need to provide evidence of the involvement of a mistress in order to convict an official charged with accepting bribes.

Chinese prosecutors have long been wise to the fact that the identification of a mistress usually means a significant breakthrough in a corruption investigation. However, it was hard to link the suspects with what their lovers had done in court.

Zhao Zhanqi, the former transport chief of east China''s Zhejiang Province, would have made a narrow escape from being convicted of accepting 550,000 yuan (about 72,000 U.S. dollars) in bribes without the new judicial explanation.

Zhao was a typical bribe taker with "clean hands". Out of the 5.6 million yuan (737,000 U.S. dollars) in question, most was taken by his son in the name of loans and consultation fees from two companies.

[1] [2] [3] [4]

  Your Message:   Most Commented:
Respond "Nanking" with humanity, respect, tears & applause: Interview
Ambassador reviews Germany-China relations
President Hu vows to remain committed to "one country, two systems" principle
CPC full of vigor and vitality
Roadside bomb blast kills 26 people in SW Pakistan

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved