Playing in China: Shanghai’s Scandal

The Wall Street Journal reports on a Party-produced documentary about the men behind the Shanghai pension fund scandal:

Middle-aged men, behind bars and dressed in prison uniforms, wipe away tears as they admit on camera to influence peddling, bribery and other corrupt acts.

The confessions from 11 people who were once among the most powerful Communist Party officials in China are contained in an unusual propaganda film, “The Harm of Greed,” produced by the party itself.

The film offers an unusual peek inside perhaps the biggest corruption case in modern Chinese history, a 2006 scandal involving the Shanghai pension system.


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