Censors Delete Tale of Police Overreach in Anti-Fraud Case

Last week, Weibo censors took down a post by a popular food blogger describing how all her bank accounts were frozen due to a local police department’s arbitrary and unprofessional “anti-fraud” case work. Her Kafka-esque account...

Bo Xilai Needs You

From Dan Harris at China Law Blog (via William Moss): Dear prospective partner, I am writing to...

China Executes 2 for Defrauding Investors

AP reports on the execution of two business people who defrauded investors out of more than $127 million: China’s highest court said the fraud had “seriously damaged the country’s financial regulatory order and...

Cybergangs Infiltrate Social Network Sites

United Press International reports that “cybergangs” are hiring people in China, India, Brazil, Russia, Argentina and Nigeria to manually spam site users and spread “cyberscams”: Popular social sites such...

99-Year-Old Man On Trial for Fraud

99-year-old Zhou Zhiping is on trial in Beijing for a scam that involved cheating a victim of 749,000 yuan. At 99 years of age, Zhou is likely the oldest ever defendent on trial in the city. From Danwei: Zhou and his two...

Chinese Protest After Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees

From Reuters: On Monday, hundreds of angry investors in a get-rich-quick scheme fought with police outside a government office in Beijing after demanding help from the government.  Nearly 30,000 investors lost a total of 1.3...

Protests in Two Chinese Cities

BBC News reports on recent unrest in China. Approximately 10,000 participants took to the streets in both Hunan and Ningbo to air grievances. The Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy said that, in...

China Police Warn Citizens To Beware Olympic Scams

Fake tickets are only the beginning, from Reuters: Apart from run-of-the-mill confidence tricks from people selling pirated Olympic coins, gold bricks and other merchandise, police had heard reports of offers to arrange...

Chinese Police Arrests “Jesus’ Sister” – Southern Metropolis Daily

From EastSouthWestNorth blog, Roland Soong translated this article on the Southern Metropolis Daily, November 22, 2007: “100,000 yuan to cure cancer. As quickly as ten days but now later than twenty days. If you have faith, you will be saved.” A fifty-ish illiterate rural woman who has never been in school for a single day […]



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