This series is a month-by-month recap of censorship instructions issued to the media by government...
by Samuel Wade | May 29, 2014
A new survey from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences sheds light on tarnished public...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 13, 2013
Following a freeze on construction of new government buildings aimed at reining in embarrassingly...
by Josh Rudolph | Jun 28, 2013
After his trial began last week, Lei Zhengfu, the former party secretary of Chongqing’s Beibei district who was removed from office after a sex-tape leaked and went viral, has been sentenced to hefty fines and 13 years in...
by Mengyu Dong | Feb 26, 2013
Yan Linkun, a vice chairman of Yunnan Mining Co. and local political advisor, smashed equipment at a boarding gate at Kunming Changshui Airport after missing two flights on February 19. From Josh Chin at the Wall Street Journal,...
by Josh Rudolph | Jan 31, 2013
In December, the CCP Politburo vowed to cut down on the “extravagance, formalism and bureaucracy” that has long been a part of official party and state conduct. On the list of extravagant activities to be nixed were...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 6, 2012
China’s new Party leadership has vowed to reject “extravagance, formalism and bureaucracy” in government—or, as The Financial Times put it, to let a hundred flowers wilt. Xinhua recounted the long list of...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 16, 2011
Nine officials sent to assess a Three Gorges relocation project in one of China’s poorest counties ran through over 800,000 yuan (about $125,000) during their month-long inspection — four times the original budget....
From the Archives
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Nov 15, 2010
China's massive dam alters weather - Carolyn Gramling
Sep 14, 2006
Jailed Taiwanese Ex-leader Hospitalized
Nov 16, 2008
China to tighten supervision over blogs and online search engines - Xinua
Jun 29, 2006