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China targets irregular staff recruitment, arbitrary charges


14:11, April 14, 2012

BEIJING, April 14 (Xinhua) -- China has vowed greater efforts to redress malpractice in staff recruitment by government entities and arbitrary charges imposed upon the supply chain by retail giants.

Ma Wen, supervision minister and head of the Office of Redressing Malpractices under the State Council, or the cabinet, made the remarks while announcing major tasks for rectifying irregularities involving government organs and commercial sectors this year, at a meeting Friday.

She called for further efforts in ensuring fair recruitment of employees by government agencies, public institutions and state-owned companies. They must use regular, transparent processes that are not tainted by under-the-table dealings and officials' dereliction of duty, according to the minister.

Ma also called for arbitrary charges that have long haunted the commercial, financial and education sectors to be seriously handled.

They include unauthorized fees collected by major retail chains from companies in their supply chain, by banks and telecoms service operators from their customers, and by schools from students, as well as irregular charges for logistics services.


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