In Guiyang, a Golden Rule Built on Graft

Wang Heyan reports on Fan Zhongqian, a former Guizhou official convicted for graft. From Caijing: Cash, real estate and a golden book of traditional Chinese morals –literally made of gold – were just a few of the perks Fan...

Newspapers Make for an Ugly City – Joel Martinsen

From Danwei blog: For the last seven years, commuters on their way to work in Guiyang have found it hard to buy a morning paper. As part of a campaign to clean up the city’s roadways, the capital of Guizhou Province cleared its sidewalks in 2001 and has kept them free of vendors’ stalls, including […]

Hundreds riot in China, attack police, smash cars – Reuters

From the Washington Post: Hundreds of Chinese attacked police and smashed up squad cars after a migrant was apparently beaten up for refusing to pay for a resident’s permit, a newspaper reported on Thursday. The riot in Guiyang, capital of the southwestern province of Guizhou, was the latest eruption of unrest the Communist Party fears […]

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