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...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 17, 2015
South China Morning Post’s Li Jing and Teddy Ng report on newly announced measures to...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 16, 2011
Global Times relates a story from the Southern Metropolis Daily about a “Mr Zhang” who was falsely accused of visiting a prostitute. Police hugely exaggerated the maximum prison sentence of 15 days in order to...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 14, 2011
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...
by Paulina Hartono | Aug 18, 2010
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...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 14, 2010
The former police chief of Chongqing has been sentenced to death in the corruption crackdown in the city. The Guardian reports: The case of Wen Qiang has been the biggest in a series of gang prosecutions in the south-western...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 29, 2009
Inside-Out China tells an interesting anecdote about the arrest of former Chongqing Police Chief Wen Qiang in the corruption crackdown in the city: Among the huge amount of wealth Wen Qiang acquired for being the umbrella for...
by Xiao Qiang | Jun 28, 2007
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...
by Xiao Qiang | Jun 19, 2007
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. […]
by Michael Zhao | Sep 22, 2006
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†) […]
by Michael Zhao | Sep 17, 2006
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±±ÔºåÂ¶Ç‰ªäÁöÑÂúüÂå™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 (‰øûÂª∫Ê∏Ö), […]
by Sophie Beach | Mar 13, 2006
From the South China Morning Post, via A Glimpse of the World blog (link): “Gangsters and police belong to the same family.” For hundreds of years, mainlanders have used this popular idiom to illustrate rampant government corruption and blatant collusion between law enforcers and criminals. The phenomena disappeared after Mao Zedong founded the People’s Republic […]
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