Vol. 5 Num 571 Tue. January 03, 2006  

China sets up blacklist of bribers to fight corruption

China's prosecutors have set up an on-line blacklist of people convicted of bribing officials, in the country's latest attempt to fight rampant corruption, state media said yesterday.

The list includes individuals and organisations convicted of bribery or bribery-related crimes since 1997 in the sectors of construction, finance, education, health and government procurement, the Beijing News said.

The paper quoted China's top prosecution office, the Supreme People's Procuratorate, as saying the public can search for information on the list but only after applying in writing to the prosecutors' offices.

It did not give further details about the accessibility of the site.

Chen Zexian, a research fellow with the Law Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, suggested the prosecutors' office list bribers in all industries in the future.