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  1. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Key questions never asked in graft probe of ex-railways chief Liu Zhijun

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei xiangwei.wang@scmp.com Length of probe into Liu Zhijun indicated scale of misdeeds, but murky details of a web of corruption were not clarified in swift trial Key questions on shamed rail chief left unanswered Former railways minister Liu Zhijun stood in a Beijing court on June 9 facing charges of bribery and abuse of power in one of the country's most sensational ...

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    Corruption trials expose roles of the "white gloves" who manage the ill-gotten gains

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... The recent trials of Bo Xilai, once the mainland's most flamboyant politician, and Liu Zhijun, the former railways minister, shed a rare but interesting spotlight on the crucial role ... in debt that Guagua ran up on his credit card. The white gloves for Liu was the businesswoman Ding Shumiao who accumulated a personal fortune of about 2 billion yuan (HK$2.5 billion) by using ...

  3. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Opaque policymaking is the breeding ground of corruption

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 06:14am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... the genuinely well-connected have fallen prey to the conmen. The trials of former railways minister Liu Zhijun and his money handler Ding Shumiao revealed that both were victims of fraud at least twice before their own fall. In late 2007, after one of Liu's associates was arrested for corruption, Liu instructed Ding to do whatever it took to get a lighter sentence for the associate. Ding ...

  4. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Super ministries may not be the right answer for mainland China

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Zhejiang province, that killed 40 people and the sacking of railways minister Liu Zhijun over allegations of corruption in the same year. But his ambitious plan to create bigger ministries ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    Too much at stake for Beijing and Tokyo to risk in war over islands

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:22am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... this month, General Liu Yazhou said in a magazine interview that an armed conflict over China's maritime territorial disputes would be a good test of the military's growing prowess. Liu ... of the East and South China seas. Liu's view, which is probably shared privately by many PLA officers, could in turn put more pressure on the leadership of President Xi Jinping to get tougher ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    Execution of Kim's uncle a signal for Beijing to get tough with North Korea

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:24am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... of similar denouncements of past Chinese leaders including Liu Shaoqi and Lin Biao, who were each once the country's second most powerful officials before being purged by Mao Zedong. Analysts ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    Xi moves closer to becoming another paramount leader

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:53am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Committee members, propaganda tsar Liu Yunshan and Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli. Over the weekend, some state media outlets tried to play down the significance of Li's absence, explaining ...

  8. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Xi Jinping appears poised to unveil sweeping economic changes

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 04:19am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... principal authors: Li Wei, a former secretary to the former reformist premier Zhu Rongji, and Liu He, a current key economic adviser to President Xi Jinping. According to several people who recently ...

  9. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Standing down 'literary soldiers' is a good move to combat graft

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... reportedly played an important part in inspiring the soldiers to advance bravely. Liu Yalou, one of China's most famous PLA generals, reportedly said he relied upon two groups to win battles- ...

  10. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Attack on rumours a step backwards for transparency

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... after first being raised by bloggers, including the arrest of the former energy chief, Liu Tienan. More importantly, some 600 million mainlanders use various social media platforms. A crackdown, ...




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