China: Most people assume bribery is normal
Date: 21 Aug 2006
A survey of Chinese citizens has suggested that the majority assume that commercial bribery is a standard part of business practice.
According to a translation of a Chinese story by CSR Asia, about 77 percent of respondents said that they would offer gifts to business partners as part of their sales approach. Less than 10 percent believed that bribery could be eliminated completely.
Around 50 percent believe that measures to combat bribery and corruption will struggle to have a great deal of impact.
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