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  1. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Sichuan political adviser Li Chongxi investigated

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:56am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Sichuan political adviser investigated A top member of the political advisory body in Sichuan province, who once served as an aide to former security tsar Zhou Yongkang, is under investigation for corruption. Li Chongxi, the chairman of the provincial committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, is the third senior ...

  2. Beijing's action plan lacks detail on enforcing people's political and civil rights, experts say

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li China's first human rights action plan lacks concrete enforcement details, particularly in areas of political and civil rights, analysts say. Joshua Rosenzweig, senior ... However, he said more concrete targets were desired, particularly in areas of political and civil rights, such as torture, illegal detention and the rights of minorities to religion freedom. He ...

  3. News - China

    China targets deputy police minister Li Dongsheng for corruption

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 08:52pm by Raymond Li, Keith Zhai, Mimi Lau

    ... to the power centre Sun Yat-sen University politics professor Xiao Bin "We can interpret this as a move to target someone higher up," said Sun Yat-sen University politics professor Xiao Bin. ... experience, Li was appointed vice-minister of public security in 2009. Zhou was at the time secretary of the party's Central Politics and Law Commission, which oversees the Ministry of Public ...

  4. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Hengyang case shows graft widespread in China's 'flawed' legislative system

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 04:52am by Raymond Li

    ... anti-corruption campaign has expanded beyond official corruption involving illicit business deals to include attempts by businessmen to buy their way into the political system. While the people's ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Mao faithful pay respects at 'shrine' to former leader

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:48am by Raymond Li

    ... Party leader. For many it seemed almost a religious as well as a political act. The elderly escorted by their children came to pay tribute to Mao and to pray for longer life, while parents ...

  6. Allowances for officials who give up government cars spark outcry

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li A scheme purportedly drawn up by a district government in Liaoyang, Liaoning province, to cut the number of government cars has triggered a public outcry over allowances officials receive in return for giving up their official vehicles. In a do ...

  7. Why can't Mugabe buy a flat in HK, asks Beijing

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Raymond Li

    ... Albert Wong, Raymond Li and Ambrose Leung The central government saw no reason why Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe should not be allowed to buy his HK$40 million home in Tai Po since even the Falun Gong sect was allowed to buy properties in Hong Kong, ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Legends of the Great Helmsman keep growing bigger in his home town

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:48am by Raymond Li

    ... The sight of a bust of Mao Zedong being worshipped alongside deities at shrine in local homes and restaurants is a startling reminder to visitors that they are in Shaoshan, birthplace of the late Chinese leader still affectionately referred to as Chairman ...

  9. News - China - EDUCATION

    Peking and Tsinghua universities to offer free courses online

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... to prominence on the economic and political global stage, studying topics that focused on Chinese issues such as the environment, could become highly prized by people in many other countries. ...

  10. News - China - CORRUPTION

    CNPC graft investigation sheds light on 'Shengli gang'

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... turned investigators' attention to Jiang and other senior officials at CNPC. Hu Xingdou, a political commentator, said the rise of the Shengli gang was not surprising given the degree ...




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