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How Hong Kong is combating corruption: A year-end review

Jaclyn Jaeger | December 28, 2017

Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption continues to make strides in combating corruption on all fronts.

Speaking at a press conference on Dec. 20, Chow Chung-kong, chairman of the Advisory Committee on Corruption (ACOC), noted that in the first 11 months of 2017, the ICAC received 2,648 corruption complaints, a slight drop of two percent compared to the same period in 2016. Of the corruption complaints, 67 percent concerned the private sector, 27 percent related to government departments and six percent involved public bodies. Pursuable graft complaints increased by seven percent to 1,993, and the percentage of non-anonymous complaints also recorded a slight increase from 73 percent to 74 percent.

Noting that two-thirds of the corruption complaints concerned the private sector, Chung-kong said the ICAC had...

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