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MARRAKECH Trey Lyles Jersey , Morocco, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- Bayern Munich resisted the pressure of fanatic home crowds and beat the host side Raja Casablanca 2-0 on Saturday to win the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time.

Dante and Thiago's quickfire shots just after 22 minutes helped the reigning European, Bundesliga and German Cup, Super Cup champions pass the test of the dark horse, claiming their fifth trophy in a harvest year of 2013.

Raja Casablanca, who owe their play-off place as the host team thanks to their 201213 Moroccan league championship win, stunned a series of big teams before finishing the second place, which is the best result for an African club in this event.

The dubbed Green Eagles won the play-off match to quarter-final by a last-gasp 2-1 victory over Auckland City FC, the Oceania kings. Then they rallied to upset Monterrey and Atletico Mineiro in a row to book the final meet with Bayern.

The Raja fans also impressed the tournament with their passionate supports in the always green-colour-packed stadiums behind their team.

Public officials in their late 50s are the most likely to be tainted by corruption as they near retirement, according to a report by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

By December last year, China’s top disciplinary watchdog had disclosed details of 123 disgraced officials in government departments or state-owned companies — more than half of them were aged between 51 and 60.

Li Dongsheng, former vice minister of public security, was investigated for suspected serious violations last December when he was 58. The State Council said yesterday that he had been removed from office.

Also last December, the then 59-year-old Chen Anzhong, former deputy director of the Standing Committee of the Jiangxi Provincial People’s Congress, was investigated. Ni Fake, also 59, the former Anhui deputy governor, was investigated last June.

“When they are close to retirement, the moment meaning they don’t have power any longer, some government officials want to seize the chance to reap some profits,” said Tian He, editor of “The Blue Book on the Rule of Law.”

Tian suggested raising pensions and setting up effective mechanisms to curb corruption before retirement, the Legal Evening News reported.

President Xi Jinping has called corruption a serious threat to the ruling Party’s survival and the country’s anti-corruption campaign is ongoing.

Enforcement loopholes

Since January, 79 public officers have either been punished or investigated. They included Ji Jianye, former Nanjing mayor, and Ji Wenlin, former deputy governor of Hainan Province.

The report pointed out loopholes in law enforcement over shady ties between rich businessmen and government officials. One solution was to have their financial statements published, Tian said.

The report evaluated courts around the country for judicial transparency, but gave pass marks to just 15 out of 81.

Shanghai Higher People’s Court ranked top while the Supreme People’s Court was ranked 21st.

Some courts still thought publishing cases involving groups of protesters would affect social stability. However, the report said that details of cases should be published to avoid rumors spreading.

                     
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