Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
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

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

Three Chinese universities named and shamed for violating frugality rules

China’s Ministry of Education has named three government universities and multiple employees for spending public funds on unauthorized sight-seeing tours and accepting money as wedding gifts. 

Faculty members at Tongji University’s School of Economics and Management and Tianjin University’s Logistics Office were found to have paid for unauthorized trips using public funds.… Continue Reading

China ‘internet police’ patrol for harmful content

China has officially launched 50 social media accounts run by internet police to target illegal and harmful online information. 

The 50 social media accounts were launched on popular microblog site Weibo, mobile messaging app WeChat, and Baidu’s online community Tieba, covering 13 provinces and 37 cities.… Continue Reading

China scratches 66 golf courses over environment and corruption concerns

China closed 66 illegal golf courses in its latest efforts to clamp down on corruption and environmental degradation.
 
The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China’s top economic regulator, published a list of golf courses that were shut down for being “illegal.”

China banned construction of new golf courses in 2004 to protect farmland and water resources, and to prevent collusion between government officials and developers to seize land from local residents.… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (April 8, 2015)

Wang Hanchen, former general manager and deputy party chief of state-owned Shaanxi Nonferrous Metals Holdings Group Co Ltd, has been expelled from the party and dismissed from government posts after being found to have taken bribes.… Continue Reading