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China drugmaker Sino Biopharmaceutical investigating TV corruption report

By Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese drug company Sino Biopharmaceutical Ltd has set up a team to investigate allegations broadcast on state television that its majority-owned subsidiary had paid for illegal overseas trips for doctors, it said on Thursday. Regional sales teams at Chia Tai Tianqing Pharmaceutical Group Co Ltd, 60 percent owned by Sino Biopharmaceutical, had paid for doctors to travel to Thailand and Taiwan, which could be considered illegal bribes, China Central Television (CCTV) reported late on Wednesday.

UPDATE 3-China to dismantle bloated rail ministry - sources

(Adds Railways Minister's comment in state media) By Lucy Hornby and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING, March 4 (Reuters) - China is likely to dismantle its sprawling, scandal-plagued Railways Ministry into operations and commercial arms that will be supervised by different agencies, two sources said, part of an overhaul of the bureaucracy as new leaders take charge in Beijing.
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