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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 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

Wison Engineering says chairman arrested on bribery charges

Hua Bangsong, Courtesy of NTDTV.com, via YouTubeShanghai-based Wison Engineering Services Co. said Friday that its chairman was arrested by Chinese police for “alleged bribery activity.”

After the Chinese oil-engineering provider was informed of Chairman Hua Bangsong’s arrest through his family, the company issued a statement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (November 15, 2013)

Wu Zhanhui, formerly the deputy secretary-general of the Party Committee at Dongguan City (Guangdong province) and head of the Dongguan Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau, is on trial for taking $8 million from the owner of Dongguan Hengtai Environmental Protection Equipment Co.,… Continue Reading

China oil and gas tycoons run for cover

The bribery and corruption scandal surrounding the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) is spreading across China’s oil and gas industry, forcing executives there to deny involvement in the graft alleged at the top levels of the industry.… Continue Reading