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  1. News - China - CORRUPTION

    China seizes US$14.5b assets from family, associates of ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 02:18pm by Reuters

    ... and gas sector before joining the elite Politburo Standing Committee in 2007, where as domestic security chief his budget exceeded defence spending. He retired in 2012 and was last seen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1460962/china-seizes-us145b-assets-family-associates-ex-security-chief-zhou
  2. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Xi learns from Castro and Putin in graft fight

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... in the first Politburo meeting since he came to power as the party chief, the 20-odd Politburo members vowed to set an example by banning welcome banners, red carpets and floral arrangements. They also ... in these suites in the future. In another telling episode, Xi also reportedly singled out a previous Politburo document on curbing official corruption issued in July 1989, a few weeks after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1111733/xi-learns-castro-and-putin-graft-fight
  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Cadres 'squandering public funds' despite pledge on curbs

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... Early this month, the party's new 25-member Politburo said officials should reduce ostentation and bureaucratic visits, meetings and talks "in order to remain close to the public". The Politburo said red carpets, flowers and banners for welcoming officials should be a thing of the past. It also said that the size of leaders' entourages on domestic and overseas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1109429/cadres-squandering-public-funds-despite-pledge-curbs
  4. News - China - GOVERNANCE

    Xi Jinping warns corruption threatens party's rule

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... in March, pledged at the new Politburo's first "learning session" on Saturday that there would be no mercy shown in the battle against graft. The party is confronting slower economic ... transition of power. The most notable scandal involved the dramatic fall of former Politburo member Bo Xilai , once a contender for the party's supreme Politburo Standing Committee, who now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1086360/xi-jinping-warns-corruption-threatens-partys-rule
  5. News - China - GRAFT

    160,000 party officials punished for corruption, according to graft watchdog

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... Politburo member Bo Xilai and former railways minister Liu Zhijun . Liu, who oversaw the mainland's massive expansion of high-speed rail links, was removed from his post in 2011. He was later ... University's law school. "Given the importance of Bo's case, anything can be changed until the last minute." Bo was suspended from his Politburo membership and placed under party ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1124099/160000-party-officials-punished-corruption-according-graft-watchdog
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Xi off to good start but must deliver on higher expectations

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the breach than the observance; and abuse of power routinely violates people's rights. That said, Xi has made a good beginning, with the Politburo pledging to rein in the over-the-top working ... on the promise. A Politburo Standing Committee motorcade dispensed with traffic controls and Xi himself avoided the extravagant ceremony and tight security accorded his predecessors during an inspection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1105711/xi-good-start-must-deliver-higher-expectations
  7. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Party reveals Bo Xilai graft, blames Gu Kailai

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Zhai, CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Investigation says ex-Politburo member took 20m yuan bribes; Gu was 'powerful and greedy' While Bo Xilai received bribes worth more than 20 million yuan (HK$24.5 million), it was the greed of his wife that brought down the former Politburo member, an internal Communist Party investigation has found, according to sources. Bo, the party chief of Chongqing until his removal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1050486/party-reveals-bo-xilai-graft-blames-gu-kailai
  8. News - China - CORRUPTION

    'Corruption probe' general helps pen defence book

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Politburo. The new leadership in Beijing, headed by President Xi Jinping, has prioritised the anti-corruption campaign as one of its top initiatives. Xi has famously said his anti-graft drive aims ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1225521/corruption-probe-general-helps-pen-defence-book
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Bo Xilai case shows scale of corruption in party

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... struck the biggest blow yet in the campaign against corruption. The indictment of "princeling" Bo Xilai, once a contender for the inner ruling sanctum of the Politburo, covers a range ... to the Politburo Standing Committee. Unless it leads to reform, the Bo Xilai case may come to be seen as merely another power struggle rather than a meaningful blow in the fight against corruption. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1050305/bo-xilai-case-shows-scale-corruption-party
  10. Comment - Blogs

    China has at least 1.18 million ready-to-flee 'naked officials', anti-corruption rant reveals

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 10:59am by John Kennedy

    ... for the central leadership to lead the way in making their family information open and transparent. The best and in fact only way to achieve this would be for the seven members of the Politburo Standing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1159628/china-has-least-118-million-ready-flee-naked-officials-anti-corruption

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