China’s anti-corruption watchdog finds public hospitals vulnerable to graft and bribery

In February 2017 Zhou Fang, then president of Laibin People’s Hospital in southern Guangxi, was kidnapped by a local health commission official and two accomplices who claimed to be from the party disciplinary watchdog.They believed Zhou was taking bribes and forced him to write a statement admitting to wrongdoing and pay them 100,000 yuan (US$15,500) before being released.Ironically, the confession provided clues for the real party disciplinary watchdog after both the kidnappers and their…


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