Thai immigration bribery / ADB-OECD partnership / Chinese foreign bribery

Thai officials removed for taking 'tips' from Chinese tourists.  “Four immigration officials at a busy Bangkok airport have been demoted after a probe found they were taking bribes from Chinese tourists to fast-track their visa applications.”

Channel NewsAsia:


ADB, OECD sign agreement to deepen partnership for Asia-Pacific.  ADB said the agreement covers the period 2019-2023 and commits the two organizations to work together to promote policy dialogue, results management, knowledge sharing, and mutual learning, including on anti-corruption, tax policy and administration, macroeconomic policy, and data collection and analyses.



US Prosecutors: China Corruption Case Grows Stronger.  Left largely unnoticed in the U.S., the corruption case against Patrick Ho, a former Hong Kong official fighting foreign bribery charges in New York, has sent shockwaves across Asia, putting the spotlight on an open secret in global business circles — rampant bribery of foreign governments by Chinese companies seeking business deals around the world.

Masood Farivar/VOA:

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