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  1. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Shanxi Party chief to be sidelined as anti-graft campaign sweeps province

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 02:04pm by Keith Zhai, Keira Lu Huang

    ... of the clean-out has been described by mainland media as rare in modern Chinese political history. The officials were caught up in the commission's anti-corruption push into all four leading groups of the province- the provincial party committee, the provincial people's congress, the provincial government, and the provincial political consultative conference. Also reportedly detained as part ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Courage needed to undertake political reforms

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to Hu's former residence at the weekend to pay tribute. Fighting corruption is good. But to rein it in and put the nation on the right path, China needs to undertake political reforms that make ... to reinforce the Communist Party's legitimacy by stamping out official corruption. Many people would draw a historical connection by agreeing with Hu's son Hu Dehua that the 1980s were ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Entertainers pressured to support Xi Jinping's crackdown on 'social ills'

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by Cary Huang

    ... ills' Communist Party leaders have grown used to launching campaigns against political enemies or anything they perceive to be social ills. Since he came to power in late 2012, President Xi Jinping has overseen a series of such crackdowns, against prostitution, pornography, gambling, terrorism, official extravagance and corruption. More recently, the country has been waging ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hongkongers will not accept Beijing's idea of a patriot

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 05:26pm by Surya Deva

    ... fundamentalist or a corrupt person? What about electing a political leader who believes in the communist ideology? Safeguarding national security is a legitimate goal. However, national security should ... They appear to be so basic for all political leaders that one hardly talks about them in debates on political reform. Nor do we generally find such requirements stipulated expressly in constitutional ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Outsider from Tianjin breaks 33-year tradition to become Guangzhou party chief

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:45am by Mimi Lau

    ... deputy mayor of Tianjin, replaces Wan Qingliang, who is under investigation for corruption. Observers said the appointment showed Ren was a rising political star favoured by the party leadership ... Guangzhou party secretaries are generated from local candidates. This might be a gesture by Beijing to shuffle local political power," Peng said. Since 1981, all nine Guangzhou party bosses, ...

  6. Business - Economy

    Political crackdown has accompanied China's slowing growth

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 09:54am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe Xi's crackdown has been so widespread that it risks paralysing both government and business Political purge coincides with economic slowdown The 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square tragedy got a surprising amount of global coverage, in sharp contrast to the enforced silence on the subject on the mainland. It is a reminder of another contrast between political ...

  7. News - China

    Xingtai mayor resigns following online rumours

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 05:49pm by Chris Luo

    ... launching his political career in 2006. He became mayor of Xingtai in 2010. When a major milk scandal occurred in Hebei in 2008, Liu, was head of Hebei Provincial Department of Agriculture. ...


    Top economic planning agency officials sent on anti-corruption educational tours of prisons

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:13pm by Kathy Gao Kathy.gao@scmp.com

    ... officials jailed for corruption More than 200 officials at China’s top economic planning agency with jobs believed most vulnerable to corruption have been sent on educational tours of prisons where convicted officials are serving sentences. China’s anti-corruption watchdog reported that three teams of officials from China’s National Development and Reform Commission visited the cells, meeting ...

  9. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin vendors report 82 per cent drop in sales after anti-corruption campaign

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:34pm by James Griffiths

    ... Villagomez, a shark specialist with US-based conservation group Pew Charitable Trusts, put the decline in consumption down to Xi Jinping's anti corruption campaign, which has forced a decline ... in Asia among younger people. They aren't eating shark fin soup as much." The anti-corruption campaign was also cited as a reason for a drop in Hong Kong's re-export market ...

  10. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Former boss of Shanghai-based food giant arrested by anti-graft inspectors

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 12:07pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Wang Zongnan, once an aide to fallen Shanghai party boss, first scalp in anti-graft push in city Former boss of food giant held over corruption The former head of one of the mainland's largest food conglomerates has been arrested for alleged corruption. Wang Zongnan's head is the first to roll in the financial hub since the Communist ...




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