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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

Zhou Yongkang leaked state secrets to ‘fortune teller’

China’s former state security chief Zhou Yongkang, who was sentenced to life imprisonment, leaked state secrets to a fortune teller by the name of Cao Yongzheng.

Cao was introduced to Zhou Yongkang through his eldest son, Zhou Bin, in 2000 and won Zhou’s trust by mentoring his younger son Zhuo Han.… Continue Reading

Sinopec president detained for graft

Sinopec president Wang Tianpu (Image courtesy of Sinopec)The widening corruption probe in China has ensnared another oil executive, this time the number two man at state-owned Sinopec. 

Sinopec president Wang Tianpu was detained by Communist party officials on Monday for suspected “serious violations of discipline and law,” the Financial Times said. … Continue Reading

China probe of oil and gas corruption spreads overseas

A sweeping corruption investigation into state oil giant China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) has expanded from domestic oilfields to overseas operations, with two more oil executives being detained for questioning.
 
Bo Qiliang (pictured), the vice president of CNPC’s subsidiary PetroChina Company Limited, was one of those detained, sources told local English-language magazine Caixin.… Continue Reading

China seizes $14.5 billion from former security chief

Image courtesy of WikipediaChinese authorities have seized assets worth at least $14.5 billion from retired domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang as part of a wide-ranging corruption investigation.

More than 300 of Zhou’s relatives, political allies, and staff have also been taken into custody or questioned in the past four months, sources told Reuters.… Continue Reading