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  1. News - World - FRANCE

    Ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy says French justice twisted by politics in corruption probe

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:31pm by Reuters in Paris

    ... Reuters in Paris Conservative politician complains of political persecution by the judiciary after he was placed under investigation for allegedly using his influence to gain details of an earlier investigation Former President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Wednesday France’s justice system was being used for political ends, after he was put under investigation on suspicion of using his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545445/ex-president-sarkozy-says-french-justice-twisted-politics-corruption
  2. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Xi’s corruption probe keeps body in charge of personnel appointments busy

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 05:17pm by LAURA ZHOU, Andrea Chen

    ... Laura Zhou and Andrea Chen Party's personnel department facing 'higher than normal' strain to fill vacant leadership posts across the country amid corruption crackdown Pressure's on to fill graft suspects' shoes The busiest Communist Party department during President Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign has obviously been its top corruption buster, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581753/xis-corruption-probe-keeps-body-charge-personnel-appointments-busy
  3. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA urged to unite behind Xi Jinping and prevent 'political liberalism'

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 03:11am by Cary Huang

    ... campaign into the army," said Zhang Lifan, a political affairs analyst. The party leadership cracked down on corruption in the military in the late 1990s, ordering the army to stay out ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com Call comes as ruling elite gathers for annual closed-door meetings amid concerns about how far president's anti-corruption campaign will reach P.L.A. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571646/pla-urged-unite-behind-xi-jinping
  4. News - Hong Kong

    ‘It’s clear-cut political persecution’: Lawmaker slams ICAC’s visit to Jimmy Lai

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:03pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... on press freedom A pan-democrat lawmaker has branded the visit by anti-corruption officers to the home of Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai Chee-ying as “clear-cut political persecution”. Civic Party lawmaker Claudia Mo Man-ching also said the timing of the visit was “suspicious”. Trading in Next Media shares was halted this morning after Independent Commission against Corruption officers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581427/clear-cut-political-persecution-lawmaker-slams-icacs-visit-jimmy-lai
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Political and economic reforms key if Xi Jinping is to win the war on graft

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Reforms key to anti-graft fight More than six months ago, Communist Party discipline chief Wang Qishan said the fight against corruption had to deal first with the symptoms- ... of corruption and anti-corruption are in confrontation and are in a stalemate". The conflict comes down to the question of which poses the greater threat to the party's legitimacy- corruption ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1569602/political-and-economic-reforms-key-if-xi-jinping-win-war
  6. News - China - CORRUPTION CRACKDOWN

    More stressed officials taking their own lives as corruption crackdown presses on

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:58am by Kathy Gao

    ... time and their suicides are caused by the political system,” Zhang Lifan, a Beijing-based historian and political analyst, said. The massive anti-graft drive has put great pressure on corrupt ... or mid-ranking officials. Zhang added that the recent cases of suicide among officials also reflected problems with Xi’s corruption crackdown, which he said was no different from political campaigns ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1563906/more-stressed-officials-taking-their-own-lives-corruption-crackdown
  7. News - China Insider - NEW MEDIA

    New political news website scolded by party propaganda officials for 'incorrect practices'

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 07:48pm by Chris Luo

    ... launch, mainly covers political news. Recently, it has given heavy coverage to China’s anti-corruption campaign. Thepaper.cn was officially launched last month and is available online, through ... account so far, especially in accordance with the government’s anti-corruption campaign,” Wei said. However, echoing analysts’ previous concerns, the warning shows that new media programmes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1580827/new-political-website-scolded-party-ideology-officials-incorrect
  8. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Xi Jinping's anti-corruption drive faces test at Beidaihe party meeting

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:55am by Keith Zhai, Cary Huang

    ... that incumbent and retired Standing Committee members were immune from corruption investigations, intensifying speculation that some affected political groups were trying to challenge his authority. ... and interest groups feel the heat from his sweeping anti-corruption campaign, analysts say. The meeting of party elders and the leadership at the seaside resort for the traditional low-key gathering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1568671/xi-jinpings-anti-corruption-drive-faces-test-beidaihe-party-meeting
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Why investigators spread titillating gossip about China's corrupt officials

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 03:09pm by Chang Ping

    ... a Buddha statue is a key detail in the case as it highlights his hypocrisy. In its crackdown on corruption, the government has highlighted the immorality of individuals to avoid touching on institutional problems such as the power hierarchy. The government has been trying to convince people that corruption is rooted in degenerate lifestyles and spiritual bankruptcy. At the same time, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1572040/why-investigators-spread-titillating-gossip-about-chinas-corrupt-officials
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Effective rule of law must be end goal of China's corruption fight

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:02pm by Hu Shuli

    ... political and business alliances. They will not give up their wealth easily. Thus, political, economic and social reforms must forge ahead decisively and the corrupt must be dealt with by drastic ... Hu Shuli Hu Shuli says legal, political, social and economic reforms must be carried out simultaneously to achieve a transformation of the system Effective rule of law must be the end goal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1567644/effective-rule-law-must-be-end-goal-chinas-corruption-fight

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