Former Beijing Mayor and Communist Party Chief Chen Xitong was sentenced to 16 years in prison for corruption in 1998. His secretary Chen Jian was also involved. Photo: AP Former Beijing Mayor and Communist Party Chief Chen Xitong was sentenced to 16 years in prison for corruption in 1998. His secretary Chen Jian was also involved. Photo: AP
Former Beijing Mayor and Communist Party Chief Chen Xitong was sentenced to 16 years in prison for corruption in 1998. His secretary Chen Jian was also involved. Photo: AP
Hu Shuli
Opinion

Opinion

Hu Shuli

Families and associates of China's corrupt officials must not escape scrutiny

Hu Shuli says the number of secretaries found to be as corruptas their bosses signals a need for stronger institutions to check abuse

Former Beijing Mayor and Communist Party Chief Chen Xitong was sentenced to 16 years in prison for corruption in 1998. His secretary Chen Jian was also involved. Photo: AP Former Beijing Mayor and Communist Party Chief Chen Xitong was sentenced to 16 years in prison for corruption in 1998. His secretary Chen Jian was also involved. Photo: AP
Former Beijing Mayor and Communist Party Chief Chen Xitong was sentenced to 16 years in prison for corruption in 1998. His secretary Chen Jian was also involved. Photo: AP
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