Chinese government inspectors have found irregularities in a project tender by China Three Gorges Group, the builder and operator of the Yangtze River Three Gorges Dam, People’s Daily reported Tuesday.
The anomalies, including under-the-table deals in some bids involving relatives of certain executives, were uncovered during an inspection tour from Oct. 29 to Dec. 30 last year, the report said.
Meanwhile, the commerce ministry uncovered fraud in the use of internal funds in China-backed foreign projects, with some officials found to have abused their power to obtain advantages, it said.
Also, auditors revealed some problems in the state news agency Xinhua. It has been ordered to ban paid coverage for corporate marketing purposes, the report said.
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