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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 - 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. News - China - CORRUPTION

    China announces corruption probe into former security chief Zhou Yongkang

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 06:06pm by Keith Zhai

    ... announcement of his corruption case will give Xi tremendous political credibility to reform the outdated legal regime. DON'T MISS: Xi Jinping strengthens his grip with Zhou Yongkang takedown... ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Official probe into Zhou Yongkang ends rule protecting party's highest officials from corruption charges- and strengthens President Xi's hand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561963/china-starts-probe-ex-security-chief-zhou-yongkang
  9. News - China

    Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption drive has echoes of Putin’s

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 11:32am

    ... bagged the most fearsome beast in his campaign against corrupt officials, both “tigers” and petty “flies” Unless Xi rethinks the way he hunts, though, even Zhou will end up little more than a trophy kill. Supporters of this week’s decision to open a formal corruption investigation against Zhou – a former member of the Politburo Standing Committee, China’s highest-ranking body – say ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1563290/xi-jinpings-anti-corruption-drive-has-echoes-putins
  10. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Politics priced into China markets

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:29am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Chart of the day: Politics priced into China markets Political turning points always matter for markets, none more so than those on the mainland. Analysts broadly concur that the launch of an investigation into former security chief Zhou Yongkang signals a consolidation of power by President Xi Jinping, boding well for the political unity needed to drive economic reform. Strategists at Swiss ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1567828/chart-day-politics-priced-china-markets

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