official trips overseas

Xi Jinping Given The Finger in Vietnam

Reading between the lines of Xi Jinping’s foreign trips is often a subtle art; not so during his latest trip to Vietnam. China Central Television, the Party-state’s premier broadcaster, unwittingly uploaded a video of a...

A Little Less Decoration, A Little More Action, Please

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...

China Lets Transparency Genie Out of the Bottle

At China Real Time Report, Yiyi Lu describes moves toward greater transparency of government spending on “the three publics”: international travel, entertainment and vehicles for officials. These culminated in a...

Lucent Bribegate – China News Agency

A growing problem for foreign firms who play the China game. Translated by CDT from China News Agency: Telecom giant Alcatel-Lucent has agreed to settle a bribery case with the U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Equity Commission, paying out a $2.5 million settlement. Its misdeed was bribing Chinese officials by paying for their 314 […]



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