The highest-ranking Chinese official since President Xi Jinping launched a massive campaign against corruption was formally removed from his post Wednesday.… Continue Reading
China’s top prosecutor Cao Jianming and Chief justice Zhou Qiang delivered work reports to the National People’s Congress during the annual parliamentary session, highlighting anti-corruption achievements in 2013 and outlining this year’s planned actions.… Continue Reading
Last November, I wrote a post analyzing how the leadership transition in China’s Communist Party might affect anti-corruption enforcement in that country and offering a few observations and predictions. The most recent Central Committee meeting of the Party, held in mid-November in Beijing, provides an opportunity to see how those predictions have borne out.… Continue Reading
Suddenly there’s lots of buzz about China’s princelings — the children of top officials who enjoy vast privileges in education, work, and business.
Four months ago, China’s anti-corruption czar Wang Qishan sent ten team across the country on surprise inspections. They uncovered graft nearly everywhere they went.
They found corruption in Chongqing, Inner Mongolia, Jiangxi, Hubei and Guizhou.… Continue Reading
Zhou Yongkang, one of the most powerful politicians in China for the past ten years, is the target of an investigation into corruption.
The move against Zhou — reported Sunday by Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post — ‘could send even bigger political shockwaves through Beijing than the trial of Bo Xilai, who was widely considered a key Zhou ally,’ the paper said.… Continue Reading
According to online allegations, Tao Mingzhe, deputy director of Shenzhen (Guangdong Province) People’s Hospital’s anesthesiology department, took bribes worth millions of dollars from drug and medical device companies, and has two mistresses.… Continue Reading