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

‘Integrity bonus’ proposed in China to curb official corruption

Before the Communist Party’s Third Plenum kicked off on November 9, the Development Research Center of the State Council, a government think tank, submitted a comprehensive reform blueprint to the central committee outlining reforms in various aspects of the state, dubbed the “383 Plan.”

A key component of the 383 Plan is the implementation of an “integrity bonus” or “honesty annuity” to curb corruption.… Continue Reading

Bo appeal rejected, life sentence upheld

A Chinese court Friday rejected the appeal of former party leader Bo Xilai and upheld his life sentence.

Bo was once a member of the powerful Communist Party Politburo and served as the party secretary in the industrial region of Chongqing.… Continue Reading

Life sentence for Bo Xilai

The highest China official to face corruption charges was convicted Sunday and sentenced to life in prison.

Bo Xilai, once a member of the all-powerful Communist Party Politburo, was convicted of graft, embezzlement, and abuse of power.… Continue Reading

Chinese public skeptical about anti-graft fight

Fallen from grace: Bo Xilai (photo courtesy of wikipedia)Shortly after announcing that former political high-flyer Bo Xilai had been expelled from the Chinese Communist Party and faced criminal prosecution for corruption, China’s state news agency Xinhua published a commentary titled “Whoever tramples on party discipline and national law will be punished severely.”

But ​​Zhang Ming, a political science professor at People’s University in Beijing, said cases like Bo Xilai are widespread and common knowledge in China.… Continue Reading