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43,000 Chinese officials probed for abuse of power
New Kerala ^ | 12/23/11

Posted on 12/25/2011 12:49:10 AM PST by Libloather

43,000 Chinese officials probed for abuse of power

Beijing, Dec 23 : Over 43,000 government officials in China have been investigated this year in cases related to abuse of official power, according to latest figures.

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Prosecutors across China approved the arrests of a total of 837,736 suspects and prosecuted nearly 1.07 million people.

(Excerpt) Read more at newkerala.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abuse; chinese; power; probe
Wow. We would need bigger prisons.
1 posted on 12/25/2011 12:49:22 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

They probed 43,000 Chinamen in one year?

I think I know what Barney Frank’s next career is.


2 posted on 12/25/2011 12:53:08 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Is it really time to go?)
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To: Libloather

We need some of that.


3 posted on 12/25/2011 12:55:33 AM PST by Doofer (Still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: Darkwolf377
I think I know what Barney Frank’s next career is.

Auctioneer?

4 posted on 12/25/2011 1:01:44 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Libloather

Even with the best of intentions, such an investigation won’t work in the US. Any group that is set to do the investigations will be very political and arrests will be based on politics, usually against the republicans


5 posted on 12/25/2011 1:22:06 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: Libloather

It’s hard to find a Chinese official who’s not on the take.


6 posted on 12/25/2011 5:20:54 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Doofer
We need some of that.

DITTO

7 posted on 12/25/2011 5:53:13 AM PST by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always. Allegiance to a party, never!)
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To: Libloather

I’m glad we don’t have a permanent political class here in the U.S.A. who profit richly from their perch and exempt themselves from laws meant for the common people. That would be wrong.


8 posted on 12/25/2011 5:58:57 AM PST by Dysart
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It’s hard to find a Chinese official who’s not on the take.

It is one of the ironies of communism. The commies set out to wipe out the capitalist (or the opportunists) and they end up turning everybody into opportunists.

9 posted on 12/25/2011 6:11:32 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (Neo-communist equals Neo-fascist - VRW Conspirator)
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To: VRW Conspirator

“The commies set out to wipe out the capitalist (or the opportunists) and they end up turning everybody into opportunists.”

A Russian friend who grew up in and lived under the Soviets said an old saying went, “Don’t give me a medal. Don’t give me a raise. Give me the warehouse keys.” He said that every interaction with an official at any level required a bribe, sometimes as low as a few kopeks, their smallest currency. He said you’d slide the money out and it would be scooped away without a trace of acknowledgement.


10 posted on 12/25/2011 7:09:59 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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43,000 American officials probed for abuse of power.

That’s the headline I would love to see.


11 posted on 12/25/2011 7:36:07 AM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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