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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

China Corruption Blotter (January 2, 2015)

Zhang Yi, former assistant economist at China Railway Import & Export Co., was jailed for life for arranging railway transportation for Shanxi Zhongdi Coal Transport & Sales Co.’s Yangquan branch, in exchange for bribes over $1.6 million.… Continue Reading

Nissan China joint venture swept up in anti-corruption campaign

Authorities are investigating a senior executive at Dongfeng Motor Co Ltd, a joint venture between China’s state-owned Dongfeng Motor Corporation and Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Co.

Ren Yong, assistant general manager of Dongfeng and vice president of the joint venture, has been removed from his posts and is now being investigated for alleged disciplinary violations.… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (December 26, 2014)

Former chairman of Fujian Broadcast and TV Group, Shu Zhan, has been expelled from the party and dismissed from office for taking huge bribes and adultery. Authorities confiscated his illegal gains and transferred him to judiciary for prosecution.… Continue Reading

China targets illegal money flows to Macau

China has launched a crackdown on illicit money flows to Macau as part of efforts to combat money laundering and corruption, the South China Morning Post reported.

The mainland’s Ministry of Public Security held a meeting with Macau regulators last month to address criminal activities related to the use of mainland bank cards and point-of-sale terminals in Macau.… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (December 12, 2014)

Qiu Chunlei, former deputy director of Guangzhou City Health Bureau, was tried for accepting bribes of $672,131 offered by his mistress Cao Shujun, a medical equipment supplier, in exchange for helping her win supply contracts.… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (December 5, 2014)

Yan Xiuyun, former head of oncology department at Fangshan District Liangxiang Hospital in Beijing, received kickbacks of $119,388 offered by a sales agent from Shanxi Zhendong Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, in return to prescribe the company’s drugs.… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (November 28, 2014)

Huang Fengyan, head of the Jiangxi Province Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Bureau, has been sacked and placed under disciplinary investigation for accepting gift cash of $654. Huang’s deputes Zhang Jingyi and Qiu Shuiping were also sacked for accepting gift cash of $327 each. … Continue Reading

FAW-Volkswagen fires its Mad Men

FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Co Ltd, a joint venture of China’s state carmaker FAW Group Corp and Volkswagen AG, has stopped delaing with 19 public relations firms and advertising agencies in the wake of massive corruption uncovered at the group.… Continue Reading