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  1. Power, sex and money: the recipe for corruption

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... analysts have speculated that Mr Chen's arrest was a result of political manoeuvring by Guangdong party chief Wang Yang in an effort to consolidate his power. Mr Wang, who became ... Wang Xiangwei Judging from the high-level corruption cases that have come to light recently, power, money and sex have become the three-legged fixture of officialdom on the mainland. ...

  2. Triad ties with officials ring alarm bells

    Posted Aug 31st 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Forget riots, collusion between officials and triads is a bigger danger.' That was the headline on this column in March 2006, which argued that rampant collusion has presented a clear and present danger to the government. So it is gratifying to see t ...

  3. East and West meet a little less comfortably after Rio Tinto arrests

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... News of the detention of four employees of Rio Tinto, the Anglo-Australian mining giant, has justifiably sent chills down the spines of mainland-based executives working for not only multinational mining groups, but any overseas firm operating on the main ...

  4. Real dirt on bent officials lies with ambitious 'public mistresses'

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Largely invisible to the general public on the mainland, there are a number of smart and pretty 'butterflies' plying their trade in the secretive inner circles ... of a snowballing corruption scandal that has also ensnared Wang Huayuan, head of Zhejiang's anti-corruption watchdog; Zheng Shaodong, an assistant minister of public security; Xu Zongheng, former ...

  5. Mental hospital director 'sold women patients'

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that Dr Wang had also sold a baby born to one of his patients for 17,000 yuan (HK$15,980) After being contacted by the South China Morning Post, Yang Chuangxian, the China News Service reporter ... the hospital,' Yang said. The reporter added that police had taken Dr Wang and nine others into custody earlier this month and that the local sanitary department told him that it would close the hospital ...

  6. Missed opportunity

    Posted Dec 16th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... that led in September last year to the creation of a special administrative region on Sinuiju and the appointment of Chinese businessman Yang Bin to head it. A month later, Yang was arrested and in June was sentenced to 18 years' jail for fraud, false accounting and misuse of agricultural land. Mr Guan has written a biography of Yang, to be published by Ming Pao, that will appear ...

  7. Dissident vows to fight on after 12 years in jail

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... and Wang Youcai, after they tried to register the party. Under international pressure, the authorities allowed Xu to be exiled to the United States in 2002, with Wang following in 2004. Xu had been sentenced to 13 years' jail and Wang to 11. After his release yesterday, Qin said his prison term had not deterred him from wanting to pursue his dream of democracy. 'Pushing for democracy ...

  8. Rescue bid for Yang Bin's Holland Village

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... The mayor of Shenyang says the city is willing to help disgraced tycoon Yang Bin manage his firm's assets by proxy, or sell them, in order to revive his Holland Village property and agricultural development. Yang, the chairman of Hong Kong-listed Euro-Asia Agricultural Holdings, was sentenced to 18 years in prison last month by a court in Shenyang for crimes including bribery ...

  9. 2 jailed for covering up tragedy in gold mine

    Posted Oct 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Xinhua reported yesterday. Wang Yanping, former chief of Fanzhi county, was found guilty by Xinzhou Intermediate People's Court of accepting 229,200 yuan (HK$215,450) in bribes from operators of the Yixingzhai gold mine in April last year and allowing them to run the mine without licences. Wang was also fined 30,000 yuan. Yang Linhe, owner of the gold mine, was found guilty ...

  10. Police nab 'rice bomber', hero to struggling farmers

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Taiwanese flock to defence of man who tried to highlight plight of producers Police who recently arrested Yang Ju-men on suspicion of being Taiwan's so-called ... cause ignored by the government. Yang, who police say has confessed to being the rice bomber, is blamed for planting 17 explosive devices in Taipei in the past year. Each carried a trademark ...




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