China's economy has grown at an impressive rate in the last two decades. This has been the direct result of the 'Opening up' policy initiated by the visionary Chinese leadership and the subsequent economic reforms carried out in the past two decades. The country's GDP grew from 10.5% in 2006 to 11.4% in 2007. China's foreign exchange reserves had reached US $1.53 trillion by end of 2007, up 42.3% from 2006, making it the largest in the world and accounting for more than 25% of the world's total. This substantial and consistent annual economic growth has not only brought prosperity to the Chinese people but is also a source of world peace and stability. Corruption Prevention is critical to ensuring good governance, which results in better utilization of Government funds meant for development projects. A healthy economic growth is therefore the logical outcome of good governance; resulting in prosperity and high standard of living for the people. The Chinese attribute their sustained economic growth to strict anti-corruption enforcement wherein the corrupt are awarded very severe punishments.   The new vision of Chinese leadership has laid down guiding principles in the fight against corruption. This new strategy aims at tackling corruption from both its root causes and symptoms, building systems for punishment and prevention with emphasis on the latter, with equal attention towards integrity education and supervision at all levels. The National Bureau of Corruption Prevention (NBCP) was accordingly established in Sep 2007 as the apex Anti Corruption national agency. This also fulfilled the requirement of Corruption Prevention in accordance with the United Nation Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and demonstrated China's determination to the world in the global fight against corruption. The fact that the National Bureau of Corruption Prevention functions under the Ministry of Supervision of Chinese Government, bears testimony to the fact that corruption prevention is a matter of high priority and reflects the strong political will and commitment of the Chinese leadership towards elimination of corruption in China. During meeting with Ms. Ma Wen, Minister of Supervision, Deputy Secretary General of Discipline Commission of Communist Party and Head of NBCP, Govt of China, she paid rich tributes to the everlasting Pak-China relations and described the first ever visit of NAB's  experts as a historic development. The Chinese Minister acknowledged NAB's anti-corruption efforts and corruption prevention experiences. She expressed the strong desire to develop a cooperative relationship between the two National Anti-Corruption Agencies to the mutual benefit of the people of both nations. She also invited a team of NAB officers to attend the first ever International Conference on Corruption Prevention being held in China in near future. Our delegation visited Handan Municipal Administrative Service Hall in Hebei Province and the Chongweng District Administration in Beijing to inspect model Corruption Prevention work by the County and City/Municipal administration aimed at running clean and honest Govt for the people's welfare. The Handan Municipal Administrative Service Hall has been specially designed and organized into different levels, each dedicated to specific areas like grant of licenses and processing of contracts etc for facilitation of the public. A central control room monitors the behaviour of the desk officials and also handles complaints from the public. This arrangement has resulted in smooth interaction between govt officials and the people leading to greater transparency and efficiency in government dealings.   We were particularly impressed to visit the offices of the Hebei Provincial Department of Land and Resources which has computerized all land acquisition, ownership and related data of the province, resulting in transparent implementation of land transfers / mutation etc. The Chinese were informed that in our Punjab province, too, the entire land record is under computerization so as to minimize opportunities for corruption by the concerned personnel. During our visit, the NAB delegation held a series of interactive workshops with the NBCP counterparts on Accountability process in Pakistan, Organization and functioning of Regional NABs and our Awareness and Prevention initiatives. Leading Preventive cases like the unique but infamous Military Pension GPO related scam and the Govt servants Assets Declaration Mechanism were presented to NBCP. The NBCP leadership evinced special interest in the asset declaration and investigation mechanism devised by NAB as well as NAB's corruption prevention experiences and achievements. It sought further information on the same. The NBCP also appreciated NAB's significant efforts to recover billions of looted corruption money including Bank loan defaults, financial scams and embezzlement by the public office holders within a short span of eight years since NAB's inception. In particular, our sincere efforts to provide relief and compensation to over 435,000 victims of public frauds in financial and land scams was taken note of by NBCP. The NBCP expressed strong desire to sign an MOU with Govt of Pakistan covering various aspects relating to Anti-Corruption Cooperation between the two countries. The NBCP was offered training of its officials at NAB's facilities. The bilateral cooperative relationship in the field of corruption prevention between the two Anti-Corruption agencies heralds a new era in the existing exemplary relations between the two countries and provides an opportunity for NAB to assist our friends in developing their newly established Corruption Prevention body. In the process we would also gain and benefit from the Chinese endeavours towards running clean and honest Govt so as to improve our system of governance for the welfare of the masses. In the words of Ms Ma Wen, the Minister of Supervision and Head of NBCP, 'the relations between China and Pakistan are like a flower that is becoming more beautiful with time.' The writer is Chairman NAB , who recently led a NAB delegation to China on the invitation of National Bureau of Corruption Prevention