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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 Bans Mistresses for Mandarins

Authorities have stepped up efforts to constrain the behavior of civil servants in their private lives, amid a series of recent sex scandals involving government officials that have rocked China.

The Dadong district government in Shenyang released its first “behavioral norms” prohibiting civil servants from having extramarital affairs, gambling, doing drugs, and spreading rumors online.… 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

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