Corruption Probes in China on the Rise

Up about 13 percent over last year's numbers


HONG KONG — China has become increasingly vigilant about ferreting out official corruption, bribe-taking and dereliction of duty, according to a report published Monday in the state-run media.

The authorities conducted 12.7 percent more investigations in the first half of 2012 compared to the same period last year, the China Daily newspaper said in its lead story.