Gao Yan was a Chinese literature student at Peking University who killed herself in 1998 after her...
by Josh Rudolph | Jan 9, 2018
As previously noted, the efforts of Chinese women to raise awareness of and fight against sexual...
by Josh Rudolph | Jun 28, 2013
After his trial began last week, Lei Zhengfu, the former party secretary of Chongqing’s Beibei district who was removed from office after a sex-tape leaked and went viral, has been sentenced to hefty fines and 13 years in...
by Josh Rudolph | Jun 19, 2013
Former party secretary of Chongqing’s Beibei district Lei Zhengfu was removed from office after anti-corruption blogger Zhu Ruifeng leaked a sex-tape of the official and a young woman late last year which quickly went...
by Mengyu Dong | Jun 13, 2013
Ye Haiyan, a gender rights activist, was released from police detention but continued to face harassment. From Mimi Lau at the South China Morning Post: She was accused of assaulting three women who stormed into her apartment...
by Josh Rudolph | Mar 29, 2013
Chinese citizens have been accused of Photoshopping the likeness of business and government officials into pornographic photographs to be used for blackmail. Shanghai Daily reported that as of March 18, eight had been arrested...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 5, 2013
The New York Times’ Andrew Jacobs profiles anti-corruption blogger Zhu Ruifeng, whose publication of a sex tape last November brought down 11 Chongqing officials and exposed the extortion ring that had ensnared them. With...
by Anne Henochowicz | Dec 17, 2012
Chinese officialdom has been rocked by a half-dozen sex scandals in the past three weeks alone. The wave may signal that Xi Jinping is staying true to his promise to crack down on corruption. Is this correlation, or causation?...
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