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In New Macau, Triads Keep the Peace

Benjamin Carlson recaps how the Chinese government reeled in the triad gangs and cleaned up post-colonial Macau, where one former criminal leader emerged from prison recently to find “a city utterly transformed.”...

Reflections on Chongqing

Among the stories being revisited in Chongqing following Bo Xilai’s fall from power is that of Beijing lawyer Li Zhuang, imprisoned after his own clients were coerced into falsely accusing him. At Economic Observer, Li...

Angola Deports Chinese “Gangsters”

The BBC reports on the extradition of Chinese nationals who have been making an illicit living in Angola: Angola has extradited 37 Chinese nationals, accused of extortion, kidnappings, armed robberies and running prostitution...

“China’s Most Wanted Fugitive” Stands Trial

Lai Changxing, a Fujian native, has been pursued by the Chinese government on criminal charges of corruption, smuggling, and bribery for more than a decade. He left the mainland for Hong Kong in 1991, proceeding on to Vancouver...

Gangster Trials Highlight China’s Crime Battle

From Wall Street Journal: A series of criminal trials in Chongqing, one of China’s biggest cities, is spotlighting a byproduct of the country’s rapid social and economic change: the spread of organized crime. The...

Lawyers In Trouble In Chongqing

ESWN translates a story from the China Youth Daily about the ongoing trials in the crackdown on corruption in Chongqing: In late November, the series of cases involving organized crime figures entered into the judicial phase in...

China’s Battle with Organised Crime

Al Jazeera reports on the crackdown on corruption and organized crime in Chongqing: The area, which is home to some 30 million residents, has been in the clutches of the mafia-style gangs for years. Recent trials have exposed...

China Corruption Trial Exposes Capital of Graft

The Telegraph has a report on the ongoing crackdown on corruption in Chongqing which, after five months, has become China’s largest-ever criminal investigation: The sweep began in June, when officers began to raid the...

Chinese Trial Offers Peek Into Police Corruption

From Wall Street Journal: The first in a series of trials got under way in China’s western municipality of Chongqing that may reveal how senior police officials conspired with local gangsters to run rackets in one of the...

China Breaks up Large Underground Bank Ring

Reuters reports: Police in southern China have broken up a ring that operated as an underground bank to illegally send around 10 billion yuan ($1.46 billion) abroad since 2004, state media said on Monday. Eight of the 11 people...

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