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China Corruption

China Arrests Ex-Security Chief For Leaking Secrets, Corruption

Reuters | By IAN MADER and DIDI TANG | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities arrested the once-feared ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang and launched a criminal investigation Saturday on charge...

China Seeks Foreign Help To Hunt Down Corrupt Officials

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 11.08.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China's graft busters want foreign help in their "fox hunt" for corrupt officials who have fled the country and stashed their ill-got...

How Taking Down A "Big Tiger" Is Establishing the Rule of Law in China

Tong Zhiwei | Posted 11.02.2014 | World
Tong Zhiwei

The genuine logic and true goal in the drive to maintain social stability is, therefore, to keep citizens from speaking or acting recklessly. According to this logic, to achieve this goal the current leaders may employ all kinds of resources, and even violate the constitution and other laws and regulations. This is ridiculous and conflicts with the principle of rule of law.

China Says Its Former Security Czar Is Under Investigation

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 09.28.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm ...

Chinese Venture Capitalist Says China Has "Performed Brilliantly"

Matt Sheehan | Posted 07.05.2014 | World
Matt Sheehan

Eric X. Li is a venture capitalist, political scientist and frequent commentator on China's growing economic and military influence. In a provocative ...

Fallen Tiger, Shaken Dragon: China's Corruption Trail

Minxin Pei | Posted 05.17.2014 | World
Minxin Pei

Chinese President Xi Jinping is poised to cage the biggest political "tiger" -- a corrupt top official -- in the history of the People's Republic. But the imminent arrest of former internal security chief Zhou Yongkang reconfirms a profoundly worrisome fact: the Middle Kingdom remains deeply corrupt.

Report: China Tortured Officials Into False Confessions

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 03.10.2014 | World

LILING, China (AP) — The local Chinese official remembers the panic he felt in Room 109. He had refused to confess to bribery he says he didn't comm...

China Investigates Top Minister For Corruption

AP | Posted 12.20.2013 | World

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese vice minister of public security has been placed under investigation for serious violations of laws and regulations, the ru...

China Ramps Up Prosecution Of Rights Activists

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 12.18.2013 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are ramping up prosecutions of rights activists during the year-end holidays, apparently hoping the West will pay...

Sex Video Scandal Lands Official In Jail

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2014 | World

BEIJING, Dec 13 (Reuters) - An official sacked after a sex scandal was sentenced to 14 years in jail for bribery on Friday, state media said, in the...

Chinese Protesters Drink Pesticide To Appeal Home Demolitions

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 12.11.2013 | World

BEIJING (AP) — A dozen residents of a central Chinese city protested the demolition of their homes by drinking pesticide in Beijing in a desperate b...

Son Of Top Chinese Official Aids Corruption Investigation

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2014 | World

By Benjamin Kang Lim and Ben Blanchard BEIJING, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The movements of the eldest son of retired Chinese domestic security...

China Punishes 20,000 Officials For Being Too Bureaucratic

Reuters | Posted 01.31.2014 | World

BEIJING, Dec 2 (Reuters) - China has punished almost 20,000 officials in the last year for breaching rules to cut down on bureaucracy as well as pom...

No Wine With Lunch: China Cracks Down On Corruption

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 07.30.2013 | World

BEIJING -- Lavish weddings, fancy holidays and lunchtime wine on the public dime were among transgressions detailed Tuesday that led China's ruling Co...

China Finally Indicts Disgraced Politician

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 07.25.2013 | World

BEIJING -- Deposed politician Bo Xilai will go on trial on charges of corruption and abuse of power within weeks, wrapping up a festering scandal that...

China Cracks Down On Online Criticism

Reuters | Terril Yue Jones | Posted 07.20.2013 | World

By Terril Yue Jones BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Internet is brimming with disclosures of officials collecting bribes, homes and luxury ...

China Cracks Down On Officials' Luxury Perk

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

BEIJING -- China is banning the use of privileged military license plates on BMWs, Porsches and other luxury cars in an attempt to crack down on abuse...

Would Old Money Snobbery Help China Fight Corruption?

John Wagner Givens | Posted 05.14.2013 | World
John Wagner Givens

The overconsumption of ostentatious luxury goods fuels graft by forcing Chinese officials to keep up with the Zhangs. A cornerstone of combating official corruption is to make sure that civil servants receive adequate salaries that provide a secure, if plebeian, middle-class lifestyle.

WATCH: Sex Tape Used To Extort Chinese Official Goes Viral

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 01.25.2013 | World

BEIJING -- A 5-year-old sex tape of an 18-year-old woman allegedly hired by developers to sleep with a city official is causing yet another scandal fo...

China Hears A Hu

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2013 | World

By Sui-Lee Wee and Ben Blanchard BEIJING, Nov 8 (Reuters) - President Hu Jintao warned China's incoming leaders on Thursday that corru...

What The Chinese Are Most Scared Of

Reuters | Posted 12.16.2012 | Business

(Adds comments from Pew's Wike) BEIJING, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Weeks before China unveils its next generation of leaders, a new survey ha...

China Orders Top Army Officers To Declare Assets

AP | Posted 06.22.2012 | World

BEIJING -- China is ordering ranking military officers to declare their personal incomes and property such as real estate in a further attempt to rein...

Marcus Baram

Why The FBI Says Corporate Fraud Is Increasing | Marcus Baram | Posted 02.27.2012 | Business

In China, the former president of the state-owned Shanghai Pharmaceutical Group was recently sentenced to death for taking almost $2 million in bribes...

China Steps Up Efforts To Battle Corruption

AP | Posted 11.09.2011 | World

BEIJING -- China has launched a program to try to stop corrupt officials from fleeing the country by monitoring transfers of funds and reviewing appli...

WATCH: Chinese Artist Creates Corrupt Officials' Hall Of Fame

Posted 10.18.2011 | Arts

Chinese Artist Zhang Bingjian has embarked on an artistic project to promote transparency in China and Chinese government. His motivation? Discovering...