China: Meituan Exposes Grocery Executive for Suspected Corruption

Online-to-offline services giant Meituan has handed over to police the case of a mid-level manager suspected of accepting bribes, sending a message to other employees as it gets set to rapidly expand its recently launched community-based grocery service.

The company announced the action in an internal memo to workers of its Meituan Select division, detailing the case involving Ma Jun, regional manager for the service in northwest China’s Shaanxi province and Ningxia Hui autonomous region, a source close to the company confirmed to Caixin. No details were given on the amount of bribes that Ma accepted.

Meituan’s action is the offshoot of a government-led anti-corruption campaign launched by President Xi Jinping nearly a decade ago. That movement initially focused on officials suspected of corruption in government agencies and state-owned enterprises. But in recent years it has also been adopted by big private sector names like Alibaba, Huawei and Meituan, which also face similar problems of employees abusing their positions for personal gain.

The original full article can be found at caixinglobal.com

 

 

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