Re­wards may en­cour­age whistle­blow­ers

China Daily (USA) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

China will es­tab­lish a sys­tem that re­wards whistle­blow­ers who ex­pose food or drug safety prob­lems, as a mea­sure to im­prove su­per­vi­sion and de­ter vi­o­la­tions of the law.

“Whistle­blow­ers have played a role in ex­pos­ing prob­lems in most food and drug safety cases,” said Zhang Mao, min­is­ter of the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion for Mar­ket Reg­u­la­tion, adding that a re­cent vac­cine scan­dal that shocked the na­tion was the re­sult of whistle­blow­ing.

Al­though a spe­cific reg­u­la­tion at the na­tional level to re­ward whistle­blow­ers is lack­ing, some places in China have their own reg­u­la­tions.

For ex­am­ple, un­der a reg­u­la­tion adopted in April in Dalian, Liaon­ing prov­ince, em­ploy­ees who re­port prob­lems to their em­ploy­ers or lo­cal au­thor­i­ties can re­ceive fi­nan­cial re­wards from the lo­cal gov­ern­ment if the re­ports are proved au­then­tic.

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