Recently, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, the Ministry of Public Security, and the Ministry of Finance jointly issued a regulation concerning the protection and rewards for informants in the further efforts to curb corruption.
The regulation requires that the identity of the informants and the information they provide must be kept strictly confidential.
The regulation includes three measures to protect and reward informants. First, special actions (including restraining orders) may be taken to protect the safety and property of the informants and their families. Second, recommendations for remedial action should be made to redress any retaliation launched against the informants and their families. Third, efforts can be coordinated to provide subsidies to informants and their families for any serious personal injury or significant property damage they suffer as result of retaliation.
As for rewards, the regulation provides that the normal reward to informants should not exceed 200,000 yuan per case. If the contribution from an informant is significant, approval may be given for up to 500,000 yuan. The amount of the reward will not be subject to the above limits in cases that involve a particularly significant contribution from the informant and upon proper approval.
Source: Xinhua, April 8, 2016