Corruption Is An Everyday Experience For Millions Of Chinese People Essay

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Petty Corruption: Corruption is an everyday experience for millions of Chinese that affects every aspect of life not only schools, but businesses, on farms and in factories, and any contact that citizens may have with government authorities. Known in China as “black corruption.” the corrupt practices in this category include graft, bribery, fraud, embezzlement, extortion, smuggling, tax evasion, etc. They constitute an important part of “economic crimes”. Unfortunately China is an environment where petty corruption is common and tolerated. After the beginning of the post Mao reform period, China’s bribery problem only worsened. Bribes were most common not given in cash but in kind, with cigarettes, liquor and meat. Officials began to cash in on their ability to allocate valuable resources and land in return for high valued bribes. During the Maoist period most corruption happened at the street level, but in recent years government ministers, senior bureaucrats, members of the provincial government and party, and members of the ruling Politburo have been prosecuted for accepting bribes (Csuka, 2012). With the fast growing economy, commercial bribery is becoming a huge issue. According to China’s Anti-unfair Competition Law, business operators commit commercial bribery if they offer business counterparts or their staff money or property or adopt other means to purchase or sell products. In this definition, ‘Property includes cash and assets and kickbacks. ‘Other
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