Ministry of Railways

Ministry of Truth: Sentencing of Liu Zhijun

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Chinese journalists and bloggers often refer to these instructions as “Directives from the Ministry...

Ex-Rail Minister Gets Suspended Death Sentence

Xinhua English made a brief announcement on Monday morning that Liu Zhijun, China’s former railways minister, was charged with bribery and abuse of power and handed a suspended death sentence by the Beijing No. 2...

Former Rail Minister’s Trial Stirs Anger at Corruption

At Caixin, Shanghai-based lawyer Ding Jinkun expresses doubts about the trial on Sunday of former Minister of Railways Liu Zhijun, whose prosecution for corruption helped bring about the ministry’s dismantling earlier this...

Former Railways Chief Stands Trial for Graft

Liu Zhijun, China’s former Minister of Railways, was removed from his post in February of 2011. After a lengthy investigation, Liu was formally charged with corruption, malpractice, and abuse of power in April of this...

Ministry of Truth: Former Rail Minister Liu Zhijun

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Central Propaganda Department: In reporting on the case of former Minister of Railways Liu Zhijun...

Former Rail Minister Charged with Graft

Former Minister of Railways Liu Zhijun has been formally charged with corruption and abuse of power. Liu was removed from his post in February 2011 and has been the subject of a corruption investigation over the past two years....

Who Benefits From Railway Ministry Spin-off?

The State Council announced plans earlier this month to break up the Ministry of Railways as part of a broader restructuring of China’s massive bureaucracy, with a new commercial entity called China Railway Co. assuming...

China Unveils Plans for Streamlined Government

China’s State Council has submitted widely-anticipated plans for the restructuring of several government agencies to the National People’s Congress. The seventh such initiative in the past 30 years, the new plan aims...

Second Round of “Super Ministries” Reform Ahead

Caijing reports on a draft plan to merge the Ministry of Railways into a larger “super-ministry”: Caijing learned in late February that the draft plan for a new round of “super ministries” reform will be...

China Advances High-Speed Rail Amid Concerns

For National Geographic, Ian Johnson takes stock of the current situation of China’s high-speed rail network and the many issues involved with its further development: The project symbolizes China’s 21st-century...

China’s Railway Network of Corruption

Liu Zhijun, formerly China’s Minister of Railways, was removed from office on charges of corruption in 2011 and expelled from the party earlier this year. Liu’s return to state media coverage has led to speculation...



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