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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

These guys make it look easy and fun

Happy anniversary to Corruption Currents — The Wall Street Journal’s blog for all things corruption.

The site is two years old this week, and it keeps getting better.

Produced daily by C.M.… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (September 19, 2012)

Several Guangzhou City Yinhe Martyr Cemetery managers were recently given prison sentences for corruption involving the awarding of renovation projects within the cemetery. Former director of the cemetery Ye Jianwen was sentenced to eight years for taking $177,681, and cemetery Party secretary and director Yao Shangang was sentenced to five years and three months for taking $33,020.… Continue Reading

Gift-flation hits China’s students

To celebrate Teachers’ Day (September 10), students in China honor their teachers with an outpouring of gifts, cards, and flowers.  
As in some other areas of Chinese society, however, the line between paying respects and currying illicit favors on Teachers’ Day has become almost undetectable for some.… Continue Reading

Steve Jobs on conflict minerals

Apple’s late CEO Steve Jobs was asked about his company’s use of conflict minerals. Jobs responded to Derick Rhodes of Wired right away.

Here’s their June 2010 email exchange:

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Hi Steve,

I’d planned to buy a new iPhone [4] tomorrow – my first upgrade since buying the very first version on the first day of its release – but I’m hesitant without knowing Apple’s position on sourcing the minerals in its products.

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