The Communist Party's top anti-graft body announced an investigation into Ling Jihua, head of the party's United Front Work Department and a deputy chairman of the CPPCC, on December 22, 2014. Ling had worked for years as the personal secretary of former President Hu Jintao and chief of the Party's General Office. Ling's expected rise to the Polituro was thwarted in 2012 after his son Ling Gu died in a scandalous car crash in Beijing. He became one of the highest-ranking party officials to fall in president Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign since latest 2012.
Gu Liping’s jobs ranging from NGO work, entrepreneurial mentorship and even journalism were all tied to the China Youth LeagueThursday, 29 January, 2015, 6:46pm 3 comments
The wife of fallen political star Ling Jihua's brother-in-law has been taken away for questioning, amid a widening corruption probe centred on the ex-aide to former president Hu Jintao.18 Jan 2015 - 9:23am 1 comment
Xinhua has made a rare acknowledgment of factions within the Communist Party, and named key members who are tied to disgraced top cadres Zhou Yongkang and Ling Jihua.5 Jan 2015 - 6:54pm 22 comments
China removes Ling Jihua, ex-Hu Jintao aide, from Communist Party's United Front Work Department job
China’s Communist Party has officially removed Ling Jihua from his job as head of the party’s United Front Work Department and replaced him with Sun Chunlan, current party chief of Tianjin.31 Dec 2014 - 5:08pm 1 comment
A state media commentary on Friday called on party cadres to clean up their act and put their house in order as it alleged that family members of disgraced senior official Ling Jihua had become corrupted.26 Dec 2014 - 9:54pm 2 comments
Mainland media unleashed an exposé on the business dealings of Ling Jihua's nephew and his mother, focusing on a public relations and advertising business.24 Dec 2014 - 5:15am
Shares of the seven listed firms linked to the family of Ling Jihua fell as probes into the top aide to former president Hu Jintao prompted investors to cash out amid fears of a further slide.24 Dec 2014 - 5:15am
Ling Jihua, the one-time top aide of former president Hu Jintao, is likely to face the same fate as disgraced Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai, mainland analysts say.24 Dec 2014 - 4:04am 7 comments
Ling Jihua, the one-time top aide to former president Hu Jintao, is being investigated by the Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog, it said on Monday.
Ling, 58, was under investigation for "suspected serious disciplinary violations", a term that usually refers to corruption, a statement read.5 Jan 2015 - 8:27pm 1 comment
With his rimless glasses, dapper shirts and neat, close-cropped hair, Wang Cheng cut an athletic figure on Beijing's top golf courses.24 Dec 2014 - 4:43am
State-run media on the mainland have given prominent coverage to a short report about the corruption investigation into former presidential aide Ling Jihua, but have largely run only the brief statement from Xinhua.24 Dec 2014 - 5:05am 1 comment
His name means "planning", but being investigated for alleged corruption was likely the last thing one-time Communist Party stalwart administrator Ling Jihua had on his to-do list.24 Dec 2014 - 4:36am 10 comments
Ling Jihua, the one-time top aide to former president Hu Jintao , is being investigated by the nation's anti-graft watchdog.
The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said in a brief statement yesterday that 58-year-old Ling was under investigation for "suspected serious disciplinary violations", a term that usually refers to corruption. It gave no further details.23 Dec 2014 - 2:42pm 10 comments
Ling Jihua, senior China official believed to be graft probe target, gushes support for President Xi
As mainland media continue to unveil unsavoury business dealings involving the family of Ling Jihua, the former presidential aide has kept active in political life.18 Dec 2014 - 5:55pm 5 comments
Two years into President Xi Jinping's massive anti-corruption campaign in China, we have collected all the Communist Party's announcements of graft probes since Xi's rise to power.
The data show how graft probes have spread across the nation and intensified since early 2014.22 Dec 2014 - 9:17pm 6 comments