Posts Tagged: corruption

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Endemic corruption in Indonesia galvanizes edtech startups

The World Bank calls Indonesia’s school system “immense and diverse.” With more than 50 million students and 2.6 million teachers, the...

  • August 8, 2014
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Indonesia’s anti-corruption website is now getting 1,000 crowdsourced reports every day

The team behind Lapor, the President’s Delivery Unit of Development Monitoring and Oversight (UKP4), tells Tech in Asia that the site is p...

  • October 21, 2013
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Former Alibaba Exec Sentenced to 7 Years for Corruption

It was almost exactly a year ago that former Alibaba GM Yan Limin was arrested by police on suspicion of accepting bribes. This morning, a H...

  • August 8, 2013
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Pakistan’s Telecom Regulator is Falling Apart

As we reported earlier, Pakistan’s telecom industry is pretty crazy. It has some of the highest taxes in the world, and operating in t...

  • July 26, 2013
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China Mobile’s Top Exec in Guangzhou Detained by Police

Report: China Mobile’s Top Exec in Guangzhou Detained by Police

China Mobile, it seems, is in trouble. Last week, China Business News reported that police had detained a high-level executive at the compan...

  • May 3, 2013
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Lapor: Taking a Deeper Look into Indonesia’s Newest Anti-Corruption Weapon

Lapor, the newest technology product made for Indonesian citizens to report wrongdoings in public services, including those dodgy extra admi...

  • April 18, 2013
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Rumor: ZTE Executives Detained in Mongolia Bribery Investigation [UPDATED]

It seems every day we come across another rumor about Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE, but unlike last week’s rumor, this one has ...

  • March 19, 2013
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The Top 10 Chinese Searches on Baidu in 2012 — Hint: There’s a Lot About Corruption

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) loves lists as much as the next human, so the leading Chinese search engine has compiled the top ten searches for hot ne...

  • December 20, 2012
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Indonesian Government Official Reports for Defamation

Since April 1st, 2011, Twitter account @Triomacan2000 has frequently tweeted about a range of topics, from corruption among Indonesian gover...

  • September 24, 2012
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New web game in China lets you taser corrupt government officials

Tase him, bro! New game in China lets you zap corrupt government officials

A new web game has appeared in China that lets you taser corrupt government officials. Given how touchy Chinese state-run media can be about...

  • January 7, 2014
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Why Tesla’s electric car could really work in China

Yesterday, we reported that electric car maker Tesla has started taking preorders in China and set up a Weibo page. It seems clear that some...

  • August 23, 2013
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China’s Web Giants Group Together to Quash Online Extortion

China’s web giants are usually at each others’ throats. But six of them are now working together to try to quash online extortio...

  • August 2, 2013
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China Launches Online Petition Site, Which Then Crashes Predictably

China Launches Online Petition Site, Which Then Crashes Predictably

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal wrote about China’s new official petition website, which was launched Monday and immediately crashe...

  • July 2, 2013
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Report: Another China Mobile Executive Being Investigated for Corruption

Report: Another China Mobile Executive Being Investigated for Corruption

In the latest in a series of high-level executives at China Mobile being detained by authorities investigating an apparent corruption case, ...

  • April 27, 2013
  • at 12:05 am
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Indonesians Crack Down On Corruption with Crowd Reporting Site Lapor

Corruption is quite big in Indonesia. It’s very much normal – and even a habit – just to look the other way when we are dealin...

  • April 12, 2013
  • at 5:09 pm
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A Shocking Expose of China’s Black PR Industry Implicates Government Officials, is Quickly Deleted from the Web

Almost everyone knows about the public relations industry, but fewer people know about what in China is referred to as Black PR, the undergr...

  • February 19, 2013
  • at 12:28 pm
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Netizen Uncovers More Corruption in China’s Ongoing Train Ticket Scandal

China’s Railway Ministry is notorious for corruption, so much so that the former minister was sacked for corruption in 2011. Since the...

  • September 28, 2012
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Huawei, ZTE Execs Sentenced to Ten Years for Corruption in Algeria

Chinese mobile phone giants Huawei and ZTE have been met with more than a little skepticism in their efforts to move beyond the Chinese mark...

  • June 11, 2012
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