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...


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