The announcement of a disciplinary investigation into Zhou Yongkang on Tuesday has unleashed a...
by Anne Henochowicz | Jun 24, 2013
As of June 23, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function). Mystery Cadre and His Mistress: An anonymous netizen posted amorous photos of a man named Li Guangnian and his...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 21, 2013
The latest casualty of a shifting tide against official power and privilege is Yi Junqing, director of the Central Compilation and Translation Bureau, who recently lost his job over “lifestyle issues.” These issues...
by Anne Henochowicz | Dec 17, 2012
Chinese officialdom has been rocked by a half-dozen sex scandals in the past three weeks alone. The wave may signal that Xi Jinping is staying true to his promise to crack down on corruption. Is this correlation, or causation?...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 25, 2012
A scandal involving a sex tape made by a local Chongqing official, Lei Zhengfu, and an allegedly 18-year-old woman has been a hot topic on Sina Weibo in recent days. From BBC: Screenshots purporting to be from video of Lei...
by Mengyu Dong | Oct 18, 2012
Raymond Li at The South China Morning Post reports that Jiao Li, one of the top propaganda officials in China, has been dismissed from his administrative position and possibly stripped of his CCP membership amid swirling rumors...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 28, 2012
Together with the long-awaited announcement of a start date for the 18th Party Congress, Xinhua revealed on Friday that Bo Xilai has been expelled from the Party and will now face criminal prosecution: Investigations found that...
by Anne Henochowicz | Aug 20, 2012
“Sign Brother” (举牌哥) was seen at the Xinjiekou stop in the Nanjing subway last week. His makeshift sandwich board reads: Front: If you can fight for democracy and human rights, what sorrow is there in death? Back: If you cannot...
by zhou shuren | Aug 10, 2011
China’s economic growth has fueled an appetite for luxury and lust. Incessant tales of corruption, mismanagement and extra-marital affairs have regularly been reported by newspapers and internet blogs. From the New York...
by Xiao Qiang | Mar 1, 2011
More details are emerging about the corruption case of Liu Zhijun, who was recently removed from his post as Minister of Railways. He is suspected of taking more than 800 million yuan (US$122 million) in bribes, AFP reports: Liu...
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