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Former Chinese Security Chief Gets Life Sentence For Corruption

AP | By DIDI TANG | Posted 06.11.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — A court sentenced China's former security chief to life in prison Thursday after convicting him of corruption in a secretly held tria...

China's Ex-Security Chief Charged With Corruption, Leaking State Secrets

AP | Posted 04.03.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Prosecutors charged former national security chief Zhou Yongkang with corruption and leaking of state secrets, setting the stage for ...

Matt Sheehan

China Targets Big Oil In Wars On Corruption, Pollution | Matt Sheehan | Posted 03.18.2015 | World

BEIJING -- What do China's "war on pollution" and campaign against corruption have in common? They've both placed China's coal and oil empires in thei...

Why China's Leaders See Corruption as a Mortal Threat

Daniel A. Bell | Posted 04.19.2015 | World
Daniel A. Bell

BEIJING -- Corruption in a democracy doesn't mean the political system is not democratic. In contrast, China prides itself on being a political meritocracy that selects and promotes leaders with superior ability and virtue. The value of meritocracy is central to Chinese political culture. The higher the level of political corruption, the less meritocratic the political system. Hence, the regime will lack legitimacy if its leaders are seen to be corrupt.

China's Most Sensational Trial in Decades: Will It Be Political or Legal?

Minxin Pei | Posted 03.07.2015 | World
Minxin Pei

Given the fact that Zhou also happened to be a political adversary of President Xi, and lost a vicious power struggle on the eve of China's leadership transition in 2012, there are lingering doubts about the motives behind sending this "mega-tiger" (a corrupt top Chinese leader) to jail.

Matt Sheehan

China's Biggest Political Takedowns Since Mao | Matt Sheehan | Posted 12.08.2014 | World

BEIJING -- Last weekend, Chinese authorities announced the arrest of the former head of the country's internal security services, Zhou Yongkang, who b...

China Arrests Ex-Security Chief For Leaking Secrets, Corruption

Reuters | By IAN MADER and DIDI TANG | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

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

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 ...

Anti-Corruption Is Marching Ahead

Frank Vogl | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Frank Vogl

As hundreds of millions of people, many very poor, across most of the world obtain Internet connections, see web-based news that governments find hard to censor, even in China, so the pressures on authorities to attack graft mounts.

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 Launches Another Major Corruption Investigation

AP | DIDI TANG and GILLIAN WONG | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

BEIJING -- China's top leaders have endorsed a corruption investigation into a former security czar who was until recently one of the country's most p...

China's Security Chief Investigated In Murder Scandal

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 04.19.2012 | World

BEIJING -- China's leaders want Bo Xilai's downfall seen as a blow against corruption – not as part of a power struggle. But with a second, even...