Guo Wengui, the exiled Chinese billionaire with known ties to the Ministry of State Security, has...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 27, 2015
South China Morning Post’s Keira Lu Huang reports the investigation of two senior officials...
by Josh Rudolph | Sep 4, 2014
Xinhua reports that journalists and editors from the Guangdong-based 21st Century Media Company...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 7, 2013
On Monday, South China Morning Post's Patrick Boehler reported that bottled water company Nongfu...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 6, 2013
An attempt to capitalize on widespread outrage at chengguan urban management staff was foiled by the continuing heat wave on Saturday, when a supposedly dead "beating victim" had to get up for a drink of water. From Xinhua: The...
by Scott Greene | Jun 20, 2013
Dan Levin and Amy Chin of The New York Times report that Xi Jinping's anti-corruption efforts have left a number of government officials prone to extortion schemes: Now, in addition to looking over their shoulders for antigraft...
by Josh Rudolph | Mar 29, 2013
Chinese citizens have been accused of Photoshopping the likeness of business and government officials into pornographic photographs to be used for blackmail. Shanghai Daily reported that as of March 18, eight had been arrested...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 5, 2013
The New York Times' Andrew Jacobs profiles anti-corruption blogger Zhu Ruifeng, whose publication of a sex tape last November brought down 11 Chongqing officials and exposed the extortion ring that had ensnared them. With his...
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 Samuel Wade | Jan 27, 2013
Amid conflicting reports about the date of Bo Xilai's trial, China's Global Times reported on Monday that the proceedings would not start that day in Guiyang, as previously rumored. According to "a source close to the country's...
by Scott Greene | Oct 20, 2011
One week after suffering brain damage in a horrific hit-and-run accident, and despite reports earlier this week that she had shown signs of stability, Guangdong hospital officials announced that 2-year-old Yue Yue died early...
by Scott Greene | Oct 17, 2011
A 2-year-old girl named Yue Yue is in critical condition after she was run over twice in a Guangdong market and ignored by numerous passers-by. From China Daily: Footage from a surveillance camera presented on local TV shows Yue...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 19, 2004
In what is perhaps a backhanded compliment to the growing power of the investigative media in Chinese society, illegal organizations are hiring people to pose as journalists and extort money from people involved in corruption or other illegal trades, according to a report in the Straits Times: “Oriental Outlook said that these illegal media groups […]
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