political scandal

“I Thought I Could Do a Better Job,” Says Fake Official

Zhao Xiyong, the Shenyang man who had been posing as a departmental head at the State Council Research Office on various “official” trips since 2010, was declared an impostor by provincial and central authorities and...

Fake Minister Duped Chinese Officialdom

Both Yunnan authorities and the central government recently realized that for the last three years, they had been duped by a fake “minister”, talented impostor Zhao Xiyong. From Malcolm Moore at the Telegraph: For...

Government Accused of Obstructing Bo Xilai Defense

As Bo Xilai awaits criminal charges, family and friends have accused the Chinese government of setting obstacles in the path of any independent legal defense. From William Wan at The Washington Post: Bo’s immediate family has...

Top Press Official Dismissed On Corruption Charge

Raymond Li at The South China Morning Post reports that Jiao Li, one of the top propaganda officials in China, has been dismissed from his administrative position and possibly stripped of his CCP membership amid swirling rumors...

Wang Lijun’s Right-hand Men Detained

As Wang Lijun, the former police chief of Chongqing, is facing potential treason charges, the police officials who once had close ties with him have also been detained by central investigators. From Edward Wong at New York...

Truth and Rumor Blurred in Bo Xilai Scandal

Reuters relays new and bizarre details surrounding Gu Kailai, wife of the disgraced former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai and the chief suspect in the murder investigation into British businessman Neil Heywood: A few days after...



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