Crash Cover-Up Tipped Scales in Jiang’s Favor

Jonathan Ansfield of The New York Times retraces the cover-up of a March Ferrari crash that killed the son of one of Hu Jintao’s top aides, a development which Communist Party insiders say cost Hu precious leverage in the...

Shadow Remains Over Chen Guangcheng’s Village

Despite some relief in Chen Guangcheng’s home village of Dongshigu following the sudden disappearance last weekend of its heavy security presence, residents remain cautious as local authorities maintain a more low-key...

Scribe Gets 16 Years in Mine Accident Coverup

A journalist has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for accepting bribes in the cover-up of a mining disaster in the lead-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. From China Daily: Li Junqi, former director of the Hebei bureau of...

Melamine Reprise: Who Knew What When?

Signs are now emerging that authorities may have been aware of the recent Shanghai Panda Dairy Co Ltd tainted milk scandal for up to eight months before releasing information to the media. The Wall Street Journal’s China...

Graft in China Covers Up Toll of Coal Mines

News of many major coal mine accidents never see the light of day due to cover-ups and local corruption. From the New York Times’ Sharon LaFraniere: For nearly three months, not a word leaked from the heart of China’s coal...



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