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Party Officials Launch Property Fire Sale

While Xi Jinping’s increasingly strong anti-corruption rhetoric has met with some skepticism, it seems that some of its targets are taking it seriously. The Telegraph’s Malcolm Moore describes a Central Commission...

Naked Officials 2.0

After the new Party leadership was sworn in during the 18th Party Congress, the Chinese government has been actively cultivating an image that is warmer and friendlier than generations past, including distributing images of...

Orgies, Tiananmen & Bo Guagua: Top Posts of 2012

The year 2012 was like no other for China watchers: breaking stories full of political intrigue, sex scandals, natural disasters, murder, and a transition to a new generation of leaders. Which stories were most popular on CDT?...

Hexie Farm (蟹农场): Grandpa Wen’s Nightmare

For his latest installment of the Hexie Farm CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab illustrates an imagined nightmare of outgoing Premier Wen Jiabao. At the upcoming 18th Party Congress, during which Wen is expected to cede his...

Hexie Farm (蟹农场): The China Models

For his latest installment of the Hexie Farm CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab plays on the term “China Model,” which refers to China’s unique political and economic system of authoritarian capitalism, by...

Hexie Farm (蟹农场):The Note of Harmony

For the latest instalment in his CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab of Hexie Farm depicts a naked king performing the “Song of Harmony,” yet at end of the big note is the scythe of the grim reaper. The image of the...

China Targets Corruption With Expense Crackdown

Melinda Liu of the Daily Beast reports on China’s crackdown on “naked officials” leaking embezzled funds overseas. At least $50 billion is thought to have left the country this way between 1978 and 2003,...

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