Chen Liangyu

June 4th Crackdown Mayor Chen Xitong Dies

Former mayor of Beijing Chen Xitong died on Sunday morning, but news of his death did not emerge until two days later, on the 24th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown which he oversaw. From South China Morning Post: Chen...

Interview: Will the Bo Xilai Case Change China?

The Atlantic’s Matt Schiavenza interviews Wenguang Huang, co-author of A Death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel about the downfall of former Chengdu Party chief Bo Xilai: One question while reading your book that struck me was...

Bo Xilai Trial May, May Not Start Monday

The South China Morning Post has poured lukewarm water on earlier reports, originating in state media, that the trial of fallen Chongqing Party Chief Bo Xilai will begin on Monday. When asked by reporters, a spokesman for...

The Case for The “Chongqing Model?”

With all eyes on Hefei for the murder trial of Gu Kailai on Thursday, and with speculation swirling over the likely fate of her husband and former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai, Foreign Policy’s Kevin Lu looks beyond the...

Former Stats Minister, Downed, Resurfaces with CNOOC

Not everything is known about the re-emergence of former minister of the statistics bureau, now working as a senior researcher for a CNOOC unit. Probably more to come. Translated by CDT, from Oriental Web: Many wondered if any...

Chen’s Son Has Day In Court Over Fund Scandal

From Shanghai Daily: The son of Shanghai’s former Party chief Chen Liangyu was jailed for three years in Tianjin yesterday, with four years’ probation, over his involvement in the infamous Shanghai pension-fund...

Sunshine Law and the Case of Chen Liangyu

From Caijing Magazine: On April 4, the gavel came down for the sentencing of Chen Liangyu. This former member of the Politburo and one-time Shanghai party secretary will spend 18 years in prison after being found guilty of...

Ex-Shanghai Party Boss Accepts 18-year Jail Term

From Reuters: Shanghai’s disgraced Communist Party chief, jailed for 18 years this month for corruption, has decided not to appeal, state media said on Tuesday. Chen Liangyu was found guilty of taking bribes and abuse of...

Ex-Party Boss in China Gets 18 Years (Update)

The New York Times reports on Chen Liangyu, saying “His downfall, after China’s top leaders decided to challenge his lock on power in his prosperous and politically powerful coastal city, is the fallout of an elite...

End Of The Line For A Shanghai Scandal

From Caijing Magazine: The Shanghai pension fund scandal that came to light in the summer 2006 involved some 30 people including major political figures, senior managers at state-owned enterprises and wealthy businessmen. After...

No Verdict for Chen Liangyu in Social Security Fund Hearing

From China Daily: The first hearing of the city’s former Party secretary Chen Liangyu, who was axed for corruption two years ago, has concluded in Tianjin, the media reported Thursday. At the hearing, 62-year-old Chen, the...

Shanghai Real Estate Tycoon On Trial For Alleged Tax, Bribery Offenses – AP

From AP, via International Herald Tribune: A Shanghai real estate tycoon who served a three-year prison term after a stock market scandal is on trial for alleged bribery and tax offenses, a state-run magazine reported Wednesday. Zhou Zhengyi was detained a year ago amid a probe of government misconduct that brought down the Shanghai Communist […]



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