China discovers confess-a-kickback websites

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Beijing, Jun 13: China's devouring internet users have befitted from India's anti-corruption drama. They have opened websites so that citizens are able to confess.

Several Chinese confess-a-bribe websites, including "I Made a Bribe" (www.ibribery.com), have been inspired by an Indian website "I paid a bribe" (ipaidabribe.com), Hong Kong's Wen Wei Po .

According to China's new anti-bribery websites, the Indian citizens have lots to complain about.

In one of the new Chinese confess-a-bribe website (www.522phone.com), a businessman said that he had paid 3 million yuan ($463,000) to officials in order to win contracts. In fact the businessman confirmed by writing that he wasn't trying to show off his wealth,"It's just I'm so toothless and helpless in the face of current-day society."

There were other postings on the sites such as stories of kickbacks for permission to sell medicine, underhand sell-offs of state-owned mines to cronies, payments of money and cigarettes to pass driving school, and "red envelopes" of cash to doctors to ensure expectant mothers were well treated.

It has not been specified that who has been running these Chinese websites. But, earlier some government officials had tried to use the Internet to encourage citizens and officials to confess to corruption.

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