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Whistleblowing Retired Official Dies in Custody

A retired official in Hunan was cast into the Party's notorious shuanggui disciplinary system in August after accusing his successor of embezzling public funds. A month later, Wang Zhongping was dead, and his family believes he...

China Says Quake School Toll Misreported (Updated)

According to recently released statistics about the May 12 Sichuan earthquake, more than 19,000 people died in schools that collapsed in the disaster. From Reuters: The deaths of children, many buried under ruins of shoddily...

Suicide of Probed Food Regulator Reported

Caijing magazine reports that Wu Jianping, who was in charge of regulating food safety, committed suicide after meeting with party discipline officials: Wu Jianping, 42, had headed the Department of Supervision on Food...

Suicide Official Expelled from the Party – Josie Liu

The Communist Party has decided to expel Tianjin official Song Pingshun, nearly a month after he committed suicide. From China in Transition blog: Corruptions of Mr. Song were confirmed by the disciplinary commission of the Party, including keeping mistress and abusing his power to gain illegitimate benefits for his mistress, Xinhua reported. He committed suicide […]

Bad News on Friday – Black and White Cat

The Black and White Cat blog (via ESWN) points out that the details about the apparent suicide of a Tianjin official are less than clear, and that Xinhua followed its standard operating procedure by releasing the news close to midnight on Friday: By now, everyone appears to agree that Song Pingshun, the chairman of the […]

Suicide of Zhejiang official met with shock – SCMP

From the South China Morning Post, via Asia Media: An official in charge of economic development in Zhejiang, the mainland’s richest province, has jumped to his death from his office building amid an investigation by the provincial anti-graft watchdog. Shi Jiuwu, director of the provincial Development and Reform Commission, is the latest in a series […]

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