Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is calling for strengthening the corruption fight and promoting a clean government. Wen said the country has intensified correction of unhealthy social practices and exerted great efforts to resolve problems that harm the interest of the public, greatly promoted governance according to law and seriously dealt with irregularities and commercial bribery so as to root out corruption.  Wen called for serious penalties toward corruption, especially those involving government officials.  Governance transparency should be further improved to safeguard the public rights to knowledge, participation, expression and supervision, he said.  Source: Xinhua

BIIA Newsletter October 2008 Issue