police corruption

Loyalty to Xi Lies at Core of Public Security Purge

The New York Times’ Chris Buckley reports on a new campaign against corruption and disloyalty in China’s public security machinery: Officials in China’s law-and-order apparatus have been ordered to “drive the blade...

Police Turn Blind Eye To Baby Smuggling Trade

Zhang Suxia, an obstetrician in Shaanxi’s Fuping county, who for eight years allegedly sold her patient’s healthy babies on the booming black market, is at the heart of a recent baby-trafficking scandal, which has...

Righting Wrongs in Chongqing

With former municipal party chief Bo Xilai awaiting trial, his erstwhile right hand man Wang Lijun already sentenced, and rising star Sun Zhengcai now in place as Bo’s successor, Chongqing is quietly cleaning itself up....

How One Policeman Got Burned

In March, Wen Jiabao told a State Council conference that corruption is “the most crucial threat” to Party rule; this month, Murong Xuecun wrote in The New York Times that because of it, “no roads are...

Police Chief Dies in Custody; Wife Alleges Torture

Xie Zhigang’s death last month of “a sudden heart attack” highlights the struggle to combat use of torture and forced confession in China. From The Guardian: His widow said his body told a more complicated...

Stanley Lubman: Citizen Rights and Police Conduct

Stanley Lubman, long-time specialist on Chinese law, writes on police illegality for the Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time Report: The manifestations of police illegality are pervasive examples of a failure in Chinese...

Photo: Two Chongqing Cops in One Picture

Recently, Bo Xilai’s crackdown on high level corruption in his Chongqing municipality became the talk of the town in Chinese politics circles. Bo, former Minister of Commerce and governor of Liaoning, was appointed as the...

Police Investigated in China Gang Bust

AP reports on a crackdown on crime in Chongqing: At least six district police chiefs are being investigated on suspicion of protecting local gangs in a major crackdown on crime in the southwest city of Chongqing, state media...

Going Down A News Rabbit Hole In China – Peter Ford

After Chinese cyberspace revealed the story of Yang Shukuan, a mafia head in Tangshan and photos of his private armored vehicles and stretch limo, the Beijing-based Christian Science Monitor correspondent Peter Ford chased the...

Mafia Head Driving Armored Vehicle for Fun on the Streets of Tangshan

In Chinese, the literal translation for mafia is “Black Society” which means: underground society. But a recent such case in Tangshan city, revealed in the Chinese media, is not so “underground.” According to Chinese People’s Rule of Law Net, police in Hebei province just announced that they are investigating a criminal organization, headed by Mr. […]

Policemen Lose to Criminals – Li Xinde

From Li Xinde’s blog, translated by CDT: When Dandong authorities decided to take on a key criminal case directed by the Ministry of Public Security and Liaoning Branch, Lu Zhaozhong (Âç¢ÂÖÜÂø†) and Li Maokun (ÊùéËåÇÂù§) were two backbone policemen who participated in the investigation and crackdown on Dandong’s gang group headed by Zhou Jingzhu (Âë®ÊôØÁè†) […]

Booming Business for Local Police Station in Xuzhou – Li Xinde

From Yulun Jiandu, translated by CDT (more pictures in Chinese full text): As a new popular saying goes, “Thugs used to be in deep valley, now they are right at Public Security.” (“‰ª•ÂâçÁöÑÂúüÂå™Âú®Ê∑±Â±±Ôºå¶ljªäÁöÑÂúüÂå™Âú®ÂÖ¨ÂÆâ„ÄÇ”) The ear-piercing street talk doesn’t come out of nowhere. If they were not personal experiences of Wang Peirong (ÁéãÂüπËç£), Yu Jianqing (‰øûª∫Ê∏Ö), […]

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