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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

Prostitution crackdown in China’s ‘Sin City’ exposes graft

Image courtesy of CCTVAuthorities are clamping down on corrupt police officers offering protection to sex workers in southern China’s “sin city” of Dongguan.

The crackdown, triggered by an investigative report aired on China Central Television (CCTV), “may have been an orchestrated effort involving China’s central government, state media and Guangdong Communist Party chief Hu Chunhua, and could be a preview to a second round of anti-graft sweeps across the country.”… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (September 19, 2012)

Several Guangzhou City Yinhe Martyr Cemetery managers were recently given prison sentences for corruption involving the awarding of renovation projects within the cemetery. Former director of the cemetery Ye Jianwen was sentenced to eight years for taking $177,681, and cemetery Party secretary and director Yao Shangang was sentenced to five years and three months for taking $33,020.… Continue Reading