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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 strike teams find sleaze . . . everywhere

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

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

Bo trial becomes surreal family drama

Former China political leader Bo Xilai is on trial for embezzlement and abuse of power.He was once a political superstar in China, perhaps destined to lead the country. But for the past five days, Bo Xilai has been on trial for corruption and abuse of power.… Continue Reading

Cleaning up China’s FDI-rich Chongqing

Chongqing by night (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)In 2011, the western municipality of Chongqing attracted nearly $11 billion in inward foreign direct investment (FDI), better than Beijing’s FDI total for the same year.… Continue Reading

Chinese play ‘spot the bling’

China’s netizens have a new favorite pastime: the “human flesh search,” in which microbloggers band together to unearth, research, and publicize evidence of apparent misconduct by officials.
 
In September, work safety official Yang Dacai became one of the searchers’ most famous trophies when he was fired and placed under investigation based on viral photos showing him grinning at the site of a deadly highway crash, and wearing as many as 11 pricey watches.… Continue Reading

Teen mistress as bribe roils Chongqing — again

A scandal now unfolding in Chongqing is sure to strengthen the common Chinese assumption that officials who womanize are likely also to be corrupt.
 
Lei Zhengfu, former Party chief of Beibei district, was fired after a sex video featuring Lei and an 18-year-old mistress went viral.… Continue Reading