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Wang Lijun

The best way to handle Snowden's case is to help him move to a third country

Snowden's arrival in Hong Kong may have been a PR coup for Beijing, but they will probably be happy to see the back of him.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 9:50am 8 comments

Former Chongqing deputy police chief Tang Jianhua given suspended death sentence

The former deputy police chief of the Chinese megacity of Chongqing has been given a suspended death sentence for bribery, a court said on Wednesday, the latest episode in the scandal that brought down Bo Xilai.

15 May 2013 - 7:24pm

Bo Xilai supporters gather in Chongqing

Die-hard supporters of disgraced Communist Party Politburo member Bo Xilai gathered outside a Chongqing court on Thursday to defend his “triad-busting” legacy.

29 Mar 2013 - 11:17am

Dumplings, workouts: Jailed ex-police chief Wang Lijun's 'comfortable' prison life

Wang Lijun, the former police chief of Chongqing is leading a comfortable life in a prison on the outskirts of Beijing, a source close to his family said. "He stays in a good mental state and has put on some weight compared with when he stood trial in September," the source quoted a family member who had visited Wang as saying.

29 Mar 2013 - 2:18pm

One year on, Bo Xilai scandal haunts Chongqing

One year after Chongqing’s police chief set off China’s biggest scandal in decades, the megacity has seen revelations of torture and corruption but little action on alleged abuses during the reign of disgraced leader Bo Xilai.

6 Feb 2013 - 8:23pm

Mainland leadership needs to deepen legal reform

The past year should have been a wake-up call for the authorities: either deepen reform to strengthen the rule of law, or risk more international scandals like those involving Wang Lijun and Chen Guangcheng.

3 Jan 2013 - 5:10am

Doubts cast on story of cash stash in Wen Qiang's fish pond

The story of the piles of cash found buried beneath former Chongqing police chief Wen Qiang's fish pond was frequently used to justify the massive anti-triad drive led by his successor, Wang Lijun.

3 Jan 2013 - 8:51am

Surviving Bo Xilai's reign of red terror

On a two-hour flight from Beijing to Chongqing early this month, Ren Jianyu spent most of the time with his face pressed against the window, watching the clouds streak past. At one point he murmured: "This is freedom."

25 Jul 2013 - 1:10pm 3 comments

Who said it?

I miss my compatriots in Hong Kong very much and I firmly believe the city has a bright future

Departing Premier Wen Jiabao


As crazy as I know it seems, I never thought I would be exposed

U.S. Olympic athlete Suzy Favor Hamilton on her newly revealed side job as a high-class escort


22 Dec 2012 - 1:57am

Wining and dining just another hard day at office in China

Despite all the perks of being powerful, life as a senior government official in China isn't always easy. A day in the office is stressful for many of these busy bureaucrats.

22 Dec 2012 - 10:08pm