During a panel session at the 19th Party Congress on Thursday, China’s securities commission...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 29, 2013
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...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 17, 2012
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...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 16, 2012
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...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 7, 2012
With the annual National People’s Congress meetings underway in Beijing, the political intrigue surrounding recent events in Chongqing is a hot topic. A month after former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun was detained...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 22, 2011
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,...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 19, 2011
Asia Times writes about how Bo Xilai, Party Secretary of Chongqing, is shaking up China’s party politics. Bo made headlines in the past year for his move to wipe out corruption in Chongqing: In fact, what Bo Xilai, the...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 25, 2011
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...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 7, 2010
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...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 14, 2010
The former police chief of Chongqing has been sentenced to death in the corruption crackdown in the city. The Guardian reports: The case of Wen Qiang has been the biggest in a series of gang prosecutions in the south-western...
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