Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, and Hong Kong least corrupt in East AsiaStaff writer ▼ | December 9, 2014
Taiwan was ranked No. 4 in East Asia in the 20th edition of the Corruption Perceptions Index released by Transparency International, a Germany-based organization.
Transparency International Mainland China was 100th
South Korea trailed at No. 43 with a score of 55, while mainland China was 100th with 36 points.
Emerging economies featuring rapid growth, meanwhile, tend to have lower CPIs due to senior-level official corruption and restrictive media environments, he added.
This year, Denmark remained atop the survey with 92 points, followed by New Zealand, Finland, Sweden and Norway. North Korea and Somalia came in last with a tie at eight points. ■