Etikettarkiv: ICBC

Fredag 16 januari 2015

China Focus: Senior officials, state firms, fugitives to be anti-graft priorities in 2015 – Xinhua

I onsdags avslutade kommunistpartiets Centralkommission för disciplininspektion sin femte plenarsession (14 januari). Xinhua listar några av de viktigaste punkterna som togs upp av den kommuniké som publicerades efter mötet (det kinesiska dokumentet kan även läsas i sin helhet). All state-owned enterprises (SOEs) under the care of the central government will be subject to inspections and supervision will be tightened on SOEs across the board. The heads of Party and government departments, and state-owned enterprises will be held accountable for any serious corruption cases that happen under their charge.

Article alleges Zhou Yongkang linked with Bo Xilai – People’s Daily

Kommunistpartiets språkrör Folkets Dagblad återger uppgifter från Phoenix Weekly om kopplingen mellan korruptionsanklagade Zhou Yongkang och den redan dömde Bo Xilai. Att partipressen sprider dessa uppgifter kan vara en indikation om att detta skulle kunna vara en del av de formella anklagelserna mot Zhou Yongkang.  An article in the latest edition of the magazine said Zhou and Bo, both former members of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the top Chinese leadership body, had an off-the-record talk in Chongqing. During the talk, the article said, Zhou and Bo agreed that a theory proposed by Chairman Mao Zedong that the contradiction between the proletariat and the bourgeoisie is the principal contradiction in Chinese society is correct and that the policy of reform and opening-up, proposed by the former top leader Deng Xiaoping, should be adjusted. The pair celebrated their political rapport and said they would ”play a big game”, the article said. The report did not attribute the reported conversation to anyone or provide any official confirmation.

China Snares 16 Generals for Graft as Xi Widens Military Probe – Bloomberg

Den Folkets Befrielsearmé offentliggör uppgifter om pågående utredningar mot hela sexton olika generaler, däribland mot den vice ordföranden för Kinas kärnvapenstyrkor.“This is the first time in the PLA’s history it has announced more than a dozen senior officers’ corruption cases in a single public statement,” said Yue Gang, a retired PLA colonel. “It shows military corruption is in such a critical condition that Xi has to make these cases public to seek the support of the people.”

ICBC to sell $1.8 billion of asset-backed securities: memo – Reuters

Kinas största bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, säljer så kallade asset-backed securities till ett värde av 11,3 miljarder yuan för att på så sätt öka bankens likviditet.

Strikes by Taxi Drivers Spread Across China – CDT

Taxichaufförer har under veckan gått i vild strejk på flera håll i Kina, bland annat i städerna Changchun, Chengdu, Nanchang och Nanjing. Kinas transportdepartement meddelade förra veckan att appar som sätter kunder i kontakt med privata bilägare (likt amerikanska Uber) ska förbjudas, men taxichaufförernas problem är större än så. The cab companies can arbitrarily raise the monthly fee, while the driver has to cover the costs of fuel, maintenance and repairs. Drivers are often considered to be self-employed and get few if any employee benefits. In major cities the leasing fee can be around 10,000 yuan a month, which means drivers have to work 12 hours a day, every day of the week just to get by. If business is slow, as was the case during the government crackdown on prostitution in Dongguan last summer, drivers can sometimes take home less than a local factory worker.