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  1. News - China

    June 4 crackdown mastermind Chen Xitong dies

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 09:37pm by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff reporters Disgraced former Beijing mayor Chen Xitong – one of the main culprits blamed for the brutal crackdown on the 1989 pro-democracy movement in Tiananmen Square – has died at age 84, Hong Kong China News Agency (HKCNA) reported on Tuesday. HKCNA – a semi-official central government mouthpiece – quoted an unnamed source and said Chen had passed away. Two independent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1253554/june-4-crackdown-mastermind-chen-xitong-dies
  2. News - China

    Death of Chen Xitong is retribution for his sins, says father of Tiananmen student victim

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Minnie Chan

    ... Gary Cheung and Minnie Chan Father of student killed in the Tiananmen crackdown 24 years ago says death of former Beijing mayor Chen Xitong is punishment for his sins 'Death is retribution for 1989' The father of a student killed in the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown has described the death of former Beijing mayor Chen Xitong as retribution for the sins he committed 24 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1253688/death-chen-xitong-retribution-his-sins-says-father-tiananmen-student
  3. Chen Xitong praises reformists

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chow Chung-yan chungyan.chow@scmp.com Former Beijing party secretary Chen Xitong, widely believed to be a political enemy of liberal leaders Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang and to have actively plotted the latter's downfall, has heaped praise on both men and described himself as a fellow reformist. In a new book, Conversations with Chen Xitong, he is more critical of former ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002402/chen-xitong-praises-reformists
  4. News - China

    Disgraced ex-Beijing mayor's funeral denied national anthem and flag

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 05:15pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Chen Xitong's falling out with former president Jiang Zemin- which led to Chen's imprisonment 16 years ago- has followed the disgraced ... told the Post last year.  "I was never handcuffed and never signed any confession letter," Chen says in Conversations with Chen Xitong, a book written by Yao and published by Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1258524/disgraced-ex-beijing-mayors-funeral-denied-national-anthem-and-flag
  5. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The story headlined 'Jiang behind my downfall, Chen suggests' on page A3 yesterday incorrectly stated the number of years since former Beijing party secretary Chen Xitong's corruption conviction. He was convicted 14 years ago, in 1998. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002442/corrections-clarifications
  6. Chen and Yao's plan to 'set the record straight'

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chow Chung-yan chungyan.chow@scmp.com Disgraced Politburo member Chen Xitong was reluctant to talk about the past for fear of political repercussions until scholar Yao Jianfu mentioned ... agree with comrade Zhao Ziyang',' Yao said. 'To say that Chen Xitong tricked Deng Xiaoping is an insult to Deng's intelligence.' Yao said Chen mainly wanted to set two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002401/chen-and-yaos-plan-set-record-straight
  7. Jiang behind my downfall, chen suggests

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chow Chung-yan chungyan.chow@scmp.com Disgraced former Beijing party boss Chen Xitong calls his corruption conviction 16 years ago 'the biggest injustice since the Cultural ... Jianfu's upcoming book Conversations With Chen Xitong because authorities had ignored requests to review his conviction. 'I always hope that one day they will right the wrong, but they've ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002292/jiang-behind-my-downfall-chen-suggests
  8. News - Hong Kong

    Ex-Beijing mayor and backer of 1989 crackdown dies

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 10:43pm by AP

    ... BEIJING (AP) — Chen Xitong, a former mayor of Beijing who backed the military crackdown on the Tiananmen Square democratic movement during his term but later expressed regret, has died, ... said Chen died Sunday at age 84 in Beijing. Chengdu-based writer He Sanwei also said he had been informed of Chen's death by the former mayor's relatives. Chen was later purged from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1253613/ex-beijing-mayor-and-backer-1989-crackdown-dies
  9. News - China - baby FORMULA

    Food import inspections increased after claims sell-by dates changed on baby formula

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 03:23pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Government safety watchdog alleges the safety information on some tins of an Australian brand of milk powder was tampered with The government’s quality and safety watchdog has stepped up inspections of all imported food after allegations that the expiry dates on some baby formula produced by an Australian company had been tampered with. Chen Xitong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1450736/food-import-inspections-increased-after-claims-sell-dates-changed-baby
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No one can be above the law in China's anti-corruption fight

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 12:04pm by Hu Shuli

    ... China should rely on politics. This is wrong. Corrupt officials like Chen Xitong and Chen Liangyu were clever enough to say the right things about opposing corruption, while doing everything ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1540200/no-one-can-be-above-law-chinas-anti-corruption-fight

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