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: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/thai-officials-removed-for-taking-tips-from-chinese-tourists-10808532

 

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.

Xinhua:http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/10/c_137523319.htm

 

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: https://www.voanews.com/a/us-prosecutors-china-corruption-case-grows-stronger/4607071.html

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