As Red Cross Probe Stumbles, Critics See Red

In response to widespread public distrust in the Red Cross Society of China after the 2011 Guo Meimei scandal and accusations of disaster relief fund mismanagement during the 6.6Mw Sichuan earthquake in April, a special...

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...

Wal-Mart's China Chief Resigns

A pork scandal forced Wal-mart to shutter more than a dozen Chongqing locations last week, and now its top China executive has stepped down. From Xinhua News: Ed Chan, who served as president and CEO of Wal-Mart’s Chinese...

More Questions About Chinese Gymnasts’ Ages

From AP, via The Seattle Times: Birth dates found in online documents have raised questions about the age of another Chinese gymnast – bringing the total to three, or half the women’s team expected to contend for a...

China Cracks Down on Market ‘Ratholes’

From the Financial Times: China’s securities regulator has banned one fund manager from the country’s capital markets for life and another for seven years in a warning to the industry to clean up lax internal controls. The two...

The Shanghai Cord Blood Scandal

From Caijing Magazine: On 14 December 2005, Lu Yi signed an agreement with Shanghai Cord Blood Bank , under the terms of which the bank would store umbilical cord blood of her soon-to-be-born daughter for twenty years in...

Southern Metropolis Daily offers rare perspective on China’s recent showbiz sex scandals – David Bandurski

From China Media Project: Over the last week in China two entertainment scandals have topped headlines and chatrooms. Today, in one of the first editorials approaching the scandals from a larger social perspective and pointing out blindness to more fundamental issues raised by the cases, such as sexual abuse and harassment, Southern Metropolis Daily criticized […]

Actress records alleged sexual harassment on blog – China Daily

From China Daily: China’s entertainment industry is facing another sex scandal as a 22-year-old actress claims a director of the China Central Television (CCTV) asked her to sleep with him in return for a role in the TV drama “Painter Village”. Xiao Qiong(ËÇñÁêº) said on her blog that director Yang Yichao hinted that she might […]

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