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Chinese authorities have said, for the first time, that whistleblowers will receive legal protection amid the country’s ongoing fight against corruption.

The Supreme People’s Procuratorate, the country’s top prosecuting body, said in a Tuesday statement that new regulations outline legal rights for those exposing corruption and other malpractice. It urged people to file their reports via official channels and do it in a “lawful manner” without falsifying the truth.

"The 'regulations governing the work of whistleblowers' require that when the prosecutor's office receives a whistleblowing report from someone giving their real name, it has to assess the risks from the whistleblowing and develop whistleblower protection plans when necessary to prevent and end acts of retaliation against the whistleblowers," Reuters quotes the reported statement.

Last year the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection [the party’s anti-corruption watchdog] launched a new website for whistleblowers. The party also appealed for citizens to report on wrongdoing via a telephone hotline set up by the government. However, authorities don’t provide legal protection to those who make revelations outside government channels. For example, via Chinese social networks or in the mainstream media.

President Xi Jinping has made battling corruption one of the Communist party’s priorities since he took office in 2012. However, the idea of tackling malpractice through whistleblowing has the public suspicious that complaints will be ignored, and there are fears of arrests and further attacks on online whistleblowers.

In mid-October, a Chinese investigative journalist who wrote critical reports on a state-controlled construction equipment maker was sentenced to prison for defamation and bribery.

Since the latest anti-corruption campaign began, several bloggers who posted their allegations online have faced abuse and harassment.

Reuters reported that blogger Li Jianxin was stabbed in the face in July, blinded in his right eye by two unidentified men, who also splashed acid on his back.

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Believe it when it happends, the law protecting whistle blowers does not work, this is why I'm sceptical

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dusty1 Post time: 2014-11-1 18:01
Believe it when it happends, the law protecting whistle blowers does not work, this is why I'm scept ...

whistleblowers are being paid to shop illegal foreigners right now....
Chongqing has seen a heavy clampdown with bars, schools, and estates popular with foreigners living there..
I wonder how much they get paid?..
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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parcher Post time: 2014-11-1 18:09
whistleblowers are being paid to shop illegal foreigners right now....
Chongqing has seen a heavy  ...

Why are they doing this?

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Post time 2014-11-1 18:17:03 |Display all floors
dusty1 Post time: 2014-11-1 18:12
Why are they doing this?

part of the new visa rules introduced last year in june...
locals are encouraged to report any foreigners that may be here illegal, or just report them ....
reward offered if they have broken the law
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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There used to be loads of Russian girls working behind bars a couple of yrs ago...
now they have gone....
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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Post time 2014-11-1 18:23:00 |Display all floors
this is absolutely excellent-  china should have done it many years ago-

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