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 Anne Henochowicz | Jun 19, 2013
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Chinese journalists and bloggers often refer to these instructions as “Directives from the Ministry...
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 Samuel Wade | Jan 29, 2013
The blogger who released a sex video that brought down Chongqing official Lei Zhengfu last year has refused to hand over footage of other officials despite threats of prison time for withholding evidence. Following a late-night...
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