Date
18 December 2017
The builder and operator of China's Three Gorges Dam has been found to have engaged in an irregular tender involving relatives of top executives. Photo: Bloomberg
The builder and operator of China's Three Gorges Dam has been found to have engaged in an irregular tender involving relatives of top executives. Photo: Bloomberg

Three Gorges executives, relatives linked to bid fraud

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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