Cash rewards offered in fight against corruption
Beijing People’s Procuratorate announced it will pay cash rewards of as much as 100,000 yuan ($16,100) to those who provide essential evidence of misconduct by officials.
Li Xinsheng, the chief procurator, said the rewards are intended to enhance the public’s supervision of officials’ behavior and encourage people to report any inappropriate activity.
“Reporting offenses is the people’s right by law. It is also an important way for people to fight corruption and abuse of power,” said Li, adding that the procuratorate encourages people to report crimes using their real names.
Other cities are also encouraging tipoffs through rewards.