According to the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the state-backed shipbuilding giant China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) has been involved in corruption activities. An inspection by China’s central government anti-corruption team investigates the case.

The corruption activities involved the company’s senior officials and have been uncovered in the CSSC procurement department. In a working brief the team’s leader Liu Zu informed that most of the illegal activities related to bribery and illegal means of obtaining favors.

The main reason behind the happening is believed to be the weak supervision mechanism of CSSC.

Liu issued a number of recommendations on how the CSSC shipbuilding company should deal with the issue including thorough cooperation with relevant authorities on the procedures of investigation, inspections of the corruption activities that have been uncovered, along with supervision measures and stricter discipline in procurement related matters so as to raise the group’s transparence.

In 2013 the government of China launched anti-corruption inspections on over a dozen of state-backed companies including Sinopec, China Shipping Group and China State Shipbuilding Corporation.

The investigation continues.