Chongqing corruption

Chongqing Police Pressure Sex Video Whistleblower

The blogger who released a sex video that brought down Chongqing official Lei Zhengfu last year has refused to hand over footage of other officials despite threats of prison time for withholding evidence. Following a late-night...

Wang Accepts Charges as Trial Ends

After a secret proceedings in the trial of former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun started a day early on Monday, John Garnaut of The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the trial of Bo Xilai’s one-time right hand man in...

Secret Proceedings in Wang Lijun Trial Start Early

The trial of former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun, who launched a major political scandal after making a surprise visit to the U.S. Consulate in February, started proceedings a day early. Foreign reporters in Chengdu, where...

Reuters: Heywood Killed After Threatening Bo’s Wife

A police investigation suggests that Neil Heywood was poisoned after threatening to expose the financial dealings of Gu Kailai, wife of now-deposed Chongqing Party chief Bo Xilai. From Reuters: It was the first time a specific...

Chinese Supercop to the Silver Screen

A recent NY Times article mentions the possibility of a new mafia movie based on the story of Chongqing’s famed crime-fighter Wang Lijun. Writer Huang Jiren met with Wang this past summer to discuss the penning of a series...

Prosecutors in China Drop Charges Against Lawyer

Charges against lawyer Li Zhuang, who was accused of falsifying evidence while defending a gangster in the Chongqing corruption crackdown have been dropped. From the New York Times: Li Zhuang, 50, a criminal lawyer from Beijing,...

Bo Xilai and the Networks of Corruption in Chongqing

For the Sydney Morning Herald, John Garnaut tells the tale of the inner workings of Chongqing politics, where Bo Xilai, the Communist Party boss, has launched a high-profile crackdown on corruption but failed to eradicate...

This Is How We Interviewed Wen Qiang

EastSouthWestNorth compiles media stories of the execution of former Chongqing official, Wen Qiang. An excerpt of a translated China Youth Daily interview with Zhou Xiaoya, Wen Qiang’s wife: On this afternoon, the China...

China Executes Former Chongqing Official

Financial Times has the latest news from the corruption crackdown in Chongqing: China on Wednesday executed the former top justice official in Chongqing, bringing to an end a year-long crackdown on organised crime in the central...

Zhang Wen: “Bo Xilai and Mao Zedong”

ChinaGeeks translates a blog post about public opinion toward Bo Xilai in the wake of his anti-corruption crackdown in Chongqing: At first, the public opinion was very one-sided; no one could find any fault with Bo. The...

Taking on Corruption in Booming Chongqing

BBC reports on Bo Xilai and his fight against entrenched corruption in Chongqing: The man behind the crackdown is a national politician, Chongqing’s Communist Party secretary Bo Xilai. Mr Bo, tough, sophisticated and...

Bo Xilai: China’s Brash Populist

An article in Asia Times looks at the reasons why Chongqing Paty boss Bo Xilai may not be as popular with Beijing’s top leaders as he is with the foreign media and Chongqing residents: While an otherwise fawning foreign...



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