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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

Zhou Yongkang leaked state secrets to ‘fortune teller’

China’s former state security chief Zhou Yongkang, who was sentenced to life imprisonment, leaked state secrets to a fortune teller by the name of Cao Yongzheng.

Cao was introduced to Zhou Yongkang through his eldest son, Zhou Bin, in 2000 and won Zhou’s trust by mentoring his younger son Zhuo Han.… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (October 24, 2014)

Fang Guangyun, former party secretary of Zhanbei neighborhood committee in Hefei city (Anhui Province), is on trial for defrauding government of 63 apartments meant for relocated residents. Dubbed “Uncle House,” Fang also took $9,774 in bribes from residents to help them obtain houses fraudulently.… Continue Reading

VW China partner graft probe widens

China’s anti-graft authorities have launched investigations of 50 executives at state-owned FAW Group Corp, one of the country’s Big Four automakers and a partner of Volkswagen AG, sources said.
 
The latest target of prosecutors in Jilin province, where FAW is headquartered, is the group’s former deputy general manager An Dewu.… Continue Reading

Biggest ‘Tiger’ so far falls in China anti-graft sweep

Su Rong, former vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference National Committee, courtesy of WikipediaThe highest-ranking Chinese official since President Xi Jinping launched a massive campaign against corruption was formally removed from his post Wednesday.… Continue Reading

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