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Xi Jinping – Ladies’ Man?

The South China Morning Post reports a flurry in local Chinese media on Tuesday over President Xi Jinping telling a young woman in Wuhan she was beautiful. Far from the baby-kissing antics of Western politicians, China’s leaders...

‘Sex-Tape Official’ Lei Zhengfu Sentenced to Jail

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...

Are Xi Jinping’s Austerity Measures Working?

Andrew Jacobs of The New York Times reports that China’s free-spending government elites – and the businesses that cater to them – are feeling the squeeze under new president Xi Jinping’s austerity...

Chinese Political Advisor Throws Fit at Boarding Gate

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,...

The Economic Impact of Cleaning Up Corruption

Just before handing the baton of party power to Xi Jinping, former CCP general secretary Hu Jintao warned that corruption “could prove fatal to the party.” Since taking the reins, newly appointed general secretary Xi...

Extravagance to be Avoided at Upcoming NPC Session

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...



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