The After Shocks of the Shanghai Political Earthquake (part 1): Further turmoil grips Shanghai – Geoff Dyer

From Financial Times:

The Shanghai government was in turmoil on Tuesday as a corruption probe that prompted the dramatic sacking of the city’s leading official on Monday appeared to deepen.

To prevent any suspects leaving the country, senior Shanghai officials were ordered to hand in their passports while an investigation into corruption at the city’s pension scheme continued, officials confirmed.

Local police were also put on alert in case revelations about corruption at the highest levels of government and the detention of Chen Liangyu, party secretary, sparked protests from citizens.[Full Text]

Read comments from Random Blog on China’s political struggles from a historical point of view.

Also read China Warns of Broader Corruption Probe from the Wall Street Journal

English Media followed the political shock closely. Here are a few links. Shanghai Party Boss Held for Corruption from the New York Times. China Sacks Shanghai’s Top Leader from the Wall Street Journal. China’s Hu sacks Shanghai party chief from Financial Times. And Shanghai Party Chief Chen Fired in Pension Scandal from Bloomberg.


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