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Chinese Corruption

How President Xi Is Facing Pushback From Within the Communist Party

Nathan Gardels | Posted 03.25.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

A highly significant essay, "A Thousand Yes-Men Cannot Equal One Honest Advisor," appeared recently on the website of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, which is in charge of Chinese President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign. It was signed under the pen name Lei Si and was widely seen as pushback against a range of Xi's recent policies, though elliptically cloaked through recalling tales of emperors and their advisors in China's long past. Read the English version here.

​A ​Courageous Reporter And A Corrupt Chinese Communist Official

Frank Vogl | Posted 11.26.2014 | Crime
Frank Vogl

According to documents released by the court on September 24, Liu Tienan was accused of accepting about $5.8 million in bribes from five companies between 2002 and 2012. Liu Tienan also received a Porsche and a Beijing villa.

The Long March's Final Destination: The British Virgin Islands

Jonathan Russo | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Russo

It is now clear that anti-corruption efforts are always going to be politics masquerading as reform. Repression of information and web attacks on critics is business as usual. And Western companies are learning that the tong method of negotiation is not pretty.

Stories Most Feared by Chinese officials Will Still Be Told

PEN American Center | Posted 02.18.2014 | Media
PEN American Center

An individual leaking a damning video or corporate filing needn't be a brilliant political strategist, visionary writer or charismatic operative. They don't need to conceive a motivational manifesto. All they need to do is make a printout, download a file, send an email or post a link.

Enigmatic China Will Have You on the Edge of Your Seat

Susan D. Blum | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Susan D. Blum

Qiu Xiaolong's Enigma of China is the kind of thing that writing teachers might dismiss as containing too many implausible dimensions -- except for the fact that almost all that was included is a direct transcript of China's current bizarre reality.

Chinese Officials Deny Participation In Group Sex

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.14.2012 | World

In a controversy of viral proportions, China's Sina Weibo microblogging site lit up last Thursday as users across the country shared a series of photo...