Category Archives: Corruption in China

Corruption in China

15 OCTOBER 2017

China expels former justice minister Wu Aiying from party for graft

Wu Aiying, 65, was justice minister from 2005 until February this year, according to her official resume, and one of only a handful of senior female officials in China
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/china/china-expels-former-justice-minister-from-party-for-graft-1.2106081

24 JULY 2017

Ex-Chongqing Communist Party boss Sun Zhengcai under investigation for corruption

The former Chongqing Communist Party boss, Sun Zhengcai, once considered a top contender for a role in China’s next leadership ­line-up, is under investigation by the party’s top anti-graft agency, state-run Xinhua ­reported on Monday
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2103907/ex-chongqing-communist-party-boss-under-investigation
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170724_32/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/25/china-future-president-ousted-xi-jinping-iron-discipline-sun-zhengcai

14 JUNE 2017

Chairman of China’s Anbang Insurance reportedly detained

The chairman of an influential Chinese insurance company has stepped down after domestic media reported that he had been detained as authorities pursue a sweeping campaign against alleged corruption in the financial industry
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/14/chinese-tycoon-reportedly-caught-up-anti-corruption-crackdown-wu-xiaohui-anbang
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40269462

26 JANUARY 2017

Can China be the next anti-corruption success story, after Hong Kong and Singapore?

Tony Kwok says Beijing’s plan to set up a super agency to combat the scourge is a big step in the right direction, and shows it is adopting best practices from elsewhere
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2065298/can-china-be-next-anti-corruption-success-story-after-hong

29 DECEMBER 2016

China’s senior general Wang Jianping being investigated for bribery

A Chinese general is being investigated for suspected bribery, the defence ministry said on Thursday (Dec 29), a man connected to the jailed former domestic security chief and one of the most senior incumbent military officials to be targeted for graft
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/chinas-senior-general-wang-jianping-being-investigated-for-bribery
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2057961/chinas-defence-ministry-confirms-probe-leading-general

28 OCTOBER 2016

Chinese Communist Party expels two former senior military officials over alleged graft

Fan Changmi was previously the political commissar for the Lanzhou Military Area Command, while Niu Zhizhong was formerly a deputy commander of the People’s Armed Police
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2041082/communist-party-expels-two-former-senior-military

9 OCTOBER 2016

Former Communist Party boss of Yunnan Bai Enpei province to spend life behind bars

A former Communist Party boss of Yunnan province has been given a suspended death sentence for corruption, the harshest penalty imposed on a senior official arrested since President Xi Jinping launched his anti-graft drive in late 2012
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2026549/former-communist-party-boss-yunnan-province-spend-life
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-10/former-china-party-boss-sentenced-to-death-with-reprieve/7917048?section=world

30 SEPTEMBER 2016

China jails former Communist Party chief of Guangzhou Wan Qingliang for corruption

A Chinese court has jailed for life Wan Qingliang, former Communist Party boss of the southern city of Guangzhou, after finding him guilty of corruption
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-09-30/china-jails-former-communist-party-chief-of-guangzhou-wan-qingliang-for-corruption/1622270

7 SEPTEMBER 2016

Luxury clubs closed in China amid graft crackdown

Scores of luxury clubs in China have been forced to shut down or downgrade, media said, as Beijing’s anti-corruption drive continues to bite
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/07/luxury-clubs-closed-in-china-amid-graft-crackdown/

25 JULY 2016

Chinese Gen Guo Boxiong sentenced to life for corruption

Guo Boxiong, once head of a powerful military committee, has been sentenced for life for taking ‘massive’ bribes. He is the highest military figure to be jailed as part of President Xi’s fervent corruption campaign
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36883608
http://www.dw.com/en/former-chinese-military-leader-sentenced-for-life-in-corruption-case/a-19425788

4 JULY 2016

Ling Jihua, former Chinese presidential aide of Hu Jintao, sentenced to life in prison

Ling Jihua, the one-time top aide to former president Hu Jintao, has been sentenced to life in prison for taking more than 77 million yuan (HK$89 million) in bribes, illegally obtaining state secrets and abuse of power, mainland state media reported on Monday
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1985208/ling-jihua-former-chinese-presidential-aide-sentenced
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/04/aide-to-former-chinese-president-gets-life-in-prison-for-bribes/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/04/chinese-court-jails-former-presidential-aide-ling-jihua-for-life

15 JUNE 2016

China: Disgraced Zhou Yongkang’s son and wife are jailed

The son and wife of imprisoned former Chinese security chief Zhou Yongkang have been jailed after they were found guilty of corruption, officials say
http://english.cri.cn/12394/2016/06/15/4081s930967.htm
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36541746

13 MAY 2016

Ling Jihua, former right-hand man of ex-president Hu Jintao, charged with graft

Chinese prosecutors have indicted the former top aide to ex-President Hu Jintao on charges of taking bribes, illegally obtaining state secrets and abuse of power, state media reported Friday, in the latest high-profile blow in President Xi Jinping’s sweeping crackdown on corruption
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1944570/ling-jihua-former-right-hand-man-ex-president-charged
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-05/13/content_15432694.html

7 MARCH 2016

China Communist party punished nearly 300,000 for graft in 2015

China’s ruling Communist Party punished nearly 300,000 of its members last year for corruption, its graft watchdog said amid a wide-ranging crackdown by President Xi Jinping on official malfeasance
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-communist-party-punished-nearly-300000-graft-2015

4 FEBRUARY 2016

Sichuan governor removed from post

Wei Hong has been removed from his posts as governor and vice Party chief of Sichuan province for « serious violations of discipline, » the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) announced on Thursday.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-02/04/content_15383045.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/04/china-punishes-disloyal-sichuan-governor/

20 JANUARY 2016

Former Xinjiang party chief Yang Gang jailed for corruption

Former Communist Party chief in China’s Xinjiang region Yang Gang has been jailed for 12 years for corruption, state media report.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35358978

12 JANUARY 2015

China’s ex-deputy police chief jailed for 15 years: state media

China has jailed former vice public security minister Li Dongsheng for 15 years, state media reported on Tuesday, the latest official tied to ousted security tsar Zhou Yongkang to be sentenced for corruption offences.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/12094172/Chinas-ex-deputy-police-chief-jailed-for-15-years.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/former-china-deputy-security-minister-sentenced-15-years

12 DECEMBER 2015

China anti-corruption cases have quadrupled since 2013, study says

In Chinese business and political circles, conversations frequently return to a familiar question: When will President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign end? http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-anti-corruption-cases-have-quadrupled-2013-study-says

12 OCTOBER 2015

Former China energy chief Jiang Jiemin jailed for corruption

The former chief of China’s biggest oil firm has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for accepting bribes, state media said
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34503469

29 SEPTEMBER 2015

China expels Supreme Court deputy justice over corruption

A former justice of China’s Supreme Court is facing possible corruption charges, and has been stripped of membership in the ruling Communist Party and fired from all public positions
http://asiancorrespondent.com/135885/china-expels-supreme-court-deputy-justice-over-corruption/

10 AUGUST 2015

Chinese General Gu Junshan gets suspended death sentence for graft

A senior Chinese military officer has been handed a suspended death sentence for corruption after he was exposed as owning dozens of homes, gold statues and luxury liquor, state media said.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/08/china-officer-suspended-death-sentence-graft-150810111859468.html
http://www.chinanationalnews.com/index.php/sid/235681081

11 JUNE 2015

China jails former security chief Zhou Yongkang for life for bribery, corruption

China’s ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang has been jailed for life – the most senior politician to face corruption charges under Communist rule
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-s-ex-security-chief/1908474.html
http://www.euronews.com/2015/06/11/china-s-crackdown-on-corruption-ex-security-chief-handed-life-sentence/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-33095453

7 APRIL 2015

China corruption: Nanjing mayor jailed for 15 years

A Chinese court sentenced a former mayor of Nanjing to 15 years in prison on Tuesday for accepting bribes, the latest senior official to be jailed in President Xi Jinping’s sweeping campaign against graft
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/chinese-court-sentences-ex-mayor-nanjing-corruption
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-04/07/content_15247929.html

3 APRIL 2015

China ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang charged with bribery, abuse of power, leaking secrets

China’s former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been charged with bribery, abuse of power and disclosing state secrets, making him the most senior official being prosecuted in decades
http://www.euronews.com/2015/04/03/china-ex-security-chief-zhou-yongkang-charged-with-corruption/
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/02/asia/china-zhou-yongkang-charged/index.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32172600

28 FEBRUARY 2015

China jails former vice-governor as anti-corruption drive continues

Ni Fake found guilty of taking more than $2m in bribes, as senior military official loses immunity from prosecution by being booted from parliament
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/28/china-jails-ex-vice-governor-for-corruption

16 FEBRUARY 2015

Top China official to face prosecution for corruption

Former senior official Su Rong has been expelled from the Chinese Communist Party for corruption and faces prosecution, said the country’s top anti-corruption body
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-31484049
http://time.com/3710825/china-takes-down-senior-leader-amid-anti-corruption-campaign/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+time%2Fworld+%28TIME%3A+Top+World+Stories%29

9 FEBRUARY 2015

China executes ‘mafia-style’ mining tycoon Liu Han

Chinese authorities on Monday executed a former mining tycoon connected to the eldest son of retired domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, himself the focus of a high-profile corruption investigation, state media reported
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11399732/China-executes-Ferrari-loving-billionaire-gangster.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-31284702

16 JANUARY 2015

Chinese spy chief Ma Jian placed under graft probe, authorities confirm

« Vice-minister and member of the party committee of the State Security Ministry Ma Jian has been put under investigation for suspected serious violation of discipline and laws, » the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1680422/chinese-spy-chief-ma-jian-placed-under-graft-probe-authorities-confirm
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/national-news/2015/01/17/426730/Deputy-chief.htm

15 JANUARY 2015

PLA officers placed under investigation

Liu Zheng, deputy head of the People’s Liberation Army’s General Logistics Department, is under investigation for suspected legal violations, the PLA said on Thursday
http://www.asianewsnet.net/PLA-officers-placed-under-investigation-70549.html
http://www.ecns.cn/2015/01-16/150950.shtml

7 JANUARY 2015

More than 70,000 officials punished for violating frugality rules in 2014

A total of 71,748 Chinese officials were punished in 2014 for violating the eight point anti-graft rules, the top antigraft body said Wednesday.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-01/07/content_15211014.html

5 JANUARY 2015

Communist chief of China’s Nanjing city probed

« Nanjing city party secretary Yang Weize, suspected of severe violations of discipline and law, is now under investigation, » the party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said in a statement late Sunday.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/454453/communist-chief-of-china-nanjing-city-probed
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20150105000103&cid=1101

28 DECEMBER 2014

Chinese princelings not targeted… for now

Among the various officials and party cadres who have fallen in China’s anti-corruption campaign, one group stands conspicuously missing: princelings
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Chinese-princelings-not-targeted-for-now-69647.html

10 DECEMBER 2014

Liu Tienan: Top Chinese economist jailed over bribery

Liu Tienan, a former top economic official, has been jailed for life in China for accepting millions of dollars in bribes, state media report.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30408032

6 DECEMBER 2014

Despite Crackdown, Corruption Seen as Worsening

Despite Xi Jinping’s well-publicized anti-graft campaign that has led to the fall of numerous corrupt officials including former security czar Zhou Yongkang, who has been officially expelled from the CCP and arrested on graft-related charges, China’s position on Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index has deteriorated in the past twelve months. Simon Denyer at The Washington Post reports:
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2014/12/despite-tigers-flies-push-china-corruption-seen-worsening/

5 DECEMBER 2014

China arrests ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang

Ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang, the most senior Chinese official to be investigated for corruption, has been arrested and expelled from the Communist Party, state media report.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30352458
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11276723/China-arrests-former-security-chief-Zhou-Yongkang.html

4 DECEMBER 2014

PLA general probed for corruption

China’s military is investigating another top officer in its widening crackdown on corruption, a woman major-general with a senior post at an army university, financial news magazine Caixin reported on Thursday
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2014-12/04/content_15198881.html

3 DECEMBER 2014

President of China’s Sinopec oil services unit dismissed amid investigation

Xue Wandong, the president of Sinopec Oilfield Services Corp (SOSC), was relieved of his duties by the company’s party apparatus, Xinhua said on its Weibo social media account. He is being investigated for reasons that were not specified
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/president-chinas-sinopec-oil-services-unit-dismissed-amid-investigation

1 DECEMBER 2014

Chinese military targets corruption

The Chinese military is beefing up supervision to fight corruption in its ranks with detailed regulations, which analysts said will be crucial in preventing graft-related crimes. The areas being targeted – including project construction and medical and weapons procurement – are involved in more than 90 per cent of the corruption in the military, an official with the military procuratorate said
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Chinese-military-targets-corruption-68331.html

24 NOVEMBER 2014

China corruption watchdog launches inspections, eyes Sinopec

China’s corruption watchdog has launched a series of inspections into state-owned enterprises and government bodies including China Petrochemical Corp (Sinopec Group), Asia’s largest oil refiner, state media said
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-corruption-watchdog-launches-inspections-eyes-sinopec

6 NOVEMBER 2014

Report: Africa ivory smuggled on China visit

Chinese officials and businesspeople used a state trip by President Xi Jinping and other high-level visits to smuggle ivory out of Tanzania, an environmental watchdog has said.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/11/report-africa-ivory-smuggled-china-visit-2014116163317314744.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/441780/chinese-officials-buying-illegal-ivory

4 NOVEMBER 2014

Corruption said to be rampant in China’s sports sector

The mainland sacked a number of senior officials and players for match-fixing and bribery in soccer games two years ago, but the latest official statement suggests the problem of graft in the sector is more widespread.
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1631045/corruption-said-be-rampant-chinas-sports-sector

28 OCTOBER 2014

China ex-general admits taking bribes for promotions

Xu Caihou, formerly China’s second-highest ranking officer as vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, « was found taking advantage of his position to assist the promotion of other people », Xinhua news agency said, citing military prosecutors
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-ex-general-admits-taking-bribes-promotions-xinhua

17 OCTOBER 2014

China rail official given death sentence for corruption

Zhang Shuguang was found guilty by a court in Beijing of taking bribes of more than 47m yuan ($7.7m; £4.8m) over 11 years.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29655466

5 SEPTEMBRE 2014

China’s anti-graft campaign to last ‘at least 5 years’

China’s anti-corruption chief said the central government’s ongoing campaign against extravagance and corruption will continue for at least five years.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Chinas-anti-graft-campaign-to-last-at-least-5-year-64204.html

30 AUGUST 2014

China’s experience with graft: The good and the bad

Nowhere is it so markedly distinctive as in his determination to fight China’s widespread corruption. Mr Xi’s war against corruption, first launched in December 2012 to catch both « flies » (low-level offenders) and « tigers » (high-level corrupt officials), is still going on unabated. It has netted more than 40 high-profile « tigers » or officials and executives of state-owned enterprises equivalent to ministerial and provincial-governor rank
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Chinas-experience-with-graft-The-good-and-the-bad-63968.html

29 JULY 2014

China begins corruption inquiry into former security chief Zhou Yongkang

Zhou is most senior Chinese politician to be linked to corruption scandal since Communist party came to power in 1949
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28544428
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/29/zhou-yongkang-china-profile

21 JULY 2014

Tianjin police chief investigated for corruption

The police chief of China’s Tianjin city is being investigated for corruption, authorities said, the third senior security official in the northern port to be targeted for graft in eight years
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/421615/china-police-chief-investigated-for-corruption

30 JUNE 2014

Top China military official Gen Xu Caihou accused

One of China’s most senior military officials has been accused of accepting bribes and expelled from the Communist Party, state media report.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28084886
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/418185/china-communist-party-expels-four-top-officials-over-graft

27 JUNE 2014

Chief of China’s Guangzhou ‘investigated for graft’

The Communist chief of China’s sixth-biggest city Guangzhou is being investigated for corruption, Beijing said Friday, the latest official to fall in a high profile campaign against graft
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/417722/chief-of-china-guangzhou-investigated-for-graft

25 JUNE 2014

China corruption: Communist Party’s Su Rong sacked

China’s most senior serving politician to be investigated for corruption since President Xi Jinping took power has been sacked.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28023706

14 JUNE 2014

China official probed for ‘disciplinary violations’

Su Rong, vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), is the highest-ranking official to come under investigation under President Xi Jinping, who has vowed to fight corruption
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/06/china-probes-top-politician-graft-2014614142225515823.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-official-probed-disciplinary-violations-media

8 JUNE 2014

China investigation finds 1,000 ‘naked officials’ in Guangdong

An investigation in China has revealed that more than 1,000 officials in the southern province of Guangdong have spouses or children living abroad
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27747097

23 MAY 2014

Death sentence for Chinese mining tycoon

The death sentences for Liu Han and his brother Liu Wei were the first in trials of their 36-member gang by a court in the central province of Hubei, the Xinhua agency said

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/05/death-sentence-chinese-mining-tycoon-2014523122423712612.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10851058/Chinese-tycoon-sentenced-to-death-for-being-ruthless-underworld-kingpin.html

22 MAY 2014

China corruption fight turns on ‘naked officials’ with family overseas

China has removed a senior »naked official », one whose spouse and children have emigrated, from his post in the southern province of Guangdong, state media reported on Thursday, as the government’s anti-graft campaign turns its focus to a group it sees as a corruption risk.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-corruption-fight-turns-naked-officials-family-overseas

25 APRIL 2014

Fourteen NPC members sacked or resign over corruption



Fourteen senior officials at Chinese state-owned companies and in the government, all of them members of the 12th National People’s Congress, have been dismissed or have stood down for « serious violation of discipline and law » — a term usually signifying corruption

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140425000125&cid=1101

15 APRIL 2014

Dongguan legislator detained amid sex trade crackdown

Liang Yaohui, a deputy to the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, was detained on Monday by local police for the suspected crime of organizing prostitution, police in Dongguan in southern China’s Guangdong province announced via its official microblog

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140415000103&cid=1103

9 APRIL 2014

China sacks former security chief Zhou Yongkang’s associate

The Communist Party’s anti-corruption watchdog said that Guo Yongxiang, a former vice-governor of Sichuan province, had been expelled from the party and removed from office
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-26950694
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/404197/former-aide-to-china-security-tsar-expelled-from-party

1 APRIL 2014

China corruption purge claims top general Gu Junshan

China has court-martialled a senior former army officer in the biggest corruption scandal to engulf the People’s Liberation Army, a move that could foreshadow the unprecedented criminal prosecutions of other leading military and Communist Party officials
http://www.smh.com.au/world/china-corruption-purge-claims-top-general-gu-junshan-20140401-zqpa1.html?tm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AMorning%20Brief&utm_campaign=MB%2004.01.14
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-26832113

30 MARCH 2014

China seizes $14.5bn assets from Zhou Yongkang family and associates – report

Chinese authorities have seized assets worth at least $14.5bn from family members and associates of retired domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, who is at the centre of China’s biggest corruption scandal in more than six decades, according to Reuters news agency

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/03/china-seizes-billions-illegal-assets-201433051642595865.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10732675/China-seizes-14.5bn-assets-from-Zhou-Yongkang-family-and-associates-report.html

20 MARCH 2014

Former top China army officer under house arrest in graft probe

A top retired Chinese general has been put under virtual house arrest while he assists with an investigation into the military’s worst corruption scandal in almost a decade, two sources said, an indication the probe might be expanding

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/former-top-china-army-officer-under-house-arrest-graft-probe-sources

9 MARCH 2014

China investigates Yunnan vice governor Shen Peiping

Shen Peiping, vice governor of Yunnan in the southwest, was suspected of « serious disciplinary and legal violations », the party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said in a one-sentence statement on its website
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/398984/china-investigates-yunnan-vice-governor

24 FEBRUARY 2014

China sacks security vice-minister Li Dongsheng

China says it has formally sacked the former vice-minister of its public security office, Li Dongsheng.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26319613

20 FEBRUARY 2014

China tycoon Liu Han charged for ‘mafia-style’ crimes

A Chinese court has charged a tycoon with crimes including murder, intentional injury and organising a « mafia-style gang », state media report.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26271590?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AMorning%20Brief&utm_campaign=MB%202.21.14

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/21/china-sichuan-officials-liu-han-mining-tycoon-mafia-crime

19 FEBRUARY 2014

Chinese Vice Governor Subject of Corruption Probe

China’s Communist Party has announced a corruption probe into another ex-associate of retired senior politician Zhou Yongkang, who himself is the subject of a rumored investigation

http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-vice-governor-subject-of-corruption-probe/1854418.html

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Communist-Party’s-investigates-former-security-czar’s-right-hand-man-30348.html

5 FEBRUARY 2014

China’s anti-graft agency to widen net

China’s top anti-graft agency has pledged to punish both corrupt officials and their leaders who failed to supervise them effectively amid the agency’s efforts to boost clean governance

http://www.asianewsnet.net/Chinas-anti-graft-agency-to-widen-net-56791.html

30 JANUARY 2014

Chinese Communist Party expels Nanjing mayor

Ji Jianye was found to have « received a huge amount of money and gifts either by himself or through his family members », the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said in a statement posted on its website
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/392343/chinese-communist-party-expels-nanjing-mayor
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-25962002

29 JANUARY 2014

China Convicts Two More Anti-Corruption Activists

China’s ruling Communist Party is continuing its crackdown on government critics by convicting two more anti-corruption activists. A Beijing court on Wednesday found Hou Xin and Yuan Dong guilty of « gathering a crowd to disturb public order. »
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-convicts-two-more-anticorruption-activists/1839873.html

23 JANUARY 2014

How Serious is Xi Jinping’s Corruption Campaign?

People at the very top of the communist party – except those who stuck their heads up – aren’t touched

http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/xi-jinping-corruption-campaign/

China blocks foreign news sites that revealed elite’s offshore holdings

The blocking of foreign news sites that revealed details of offshore holdings by the relatives of senior leaders has continued in China as reports emerged of a propaganda directive ordering websites and services to target users posting on the subject.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/23/china-foreign-news-sites-offshore-holdings

22 JANUARY 2014

Chinese leaders’ riches cloaked in offshore tax havens, report says

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists report said the documents show almost 22,000 clients of offshore companies and banks have addresses in mainland China and Hong Kong, including at least 15 of China’s richest men and women, members of the National People’s Congress and executives of state-owned companies
http://www.icij.org/offshore/leaked-records-reveal-offshore-holdings-chinas-elite
http://www.euronews.com/2014/01/22/china-condemns-report-on-elite-s-hidden-wealth/

19 JANUARY 2014

China’s former PM denies role in family’s ‘hidden riches’

Wen Jiabao, the former Chinese premier whose relatives were accused of amassing a $2.7 billion fortune in 2012, tells Hong Kong columnist: « I want to leave this world clean. »

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10582444/Chinas-former-PM-denies-role-in-familys-hidden-riches.html

16 JANUARY 2014

Chinese general arrested for gilded lifestyle

Gu Junshan, a former lieutenant general and deputy logistics chief with great influence within the People’s Liberation Army, was arrested after an investigation into his personal affairs.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/01/chinese-general-arrested-gilded-lifestyle-201411645321316898.html

5 JANUARY 2014

China probes almost 37,000 officials for graft

China investigated almost 37,000 officials suspected of corruption in more than 27,000 cases between January and November, state media said Sunday.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-probes-almost-37000-officials-graft

30 DECEMBER 2013

China holds ex-security chief’s colleague over graft

Li Chongxi, chairman of the Sichuan province Political Consultative Conference is being probed for « suspected severe violation of discipline and the law », the ruling party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/387298/china-holds-ex-security-chief-colleague-over-graft

28 DECEMBER 2013

500 local Chinese lawmakers resign in fraud scandal

More than 500 municipal lawmakers in one Chinese province have stood down following an electoral fraud scandal, as Beijing ramps up its sweeping anti-corruption crackdown, state media reported Saturday.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/387105/500-local-chinese-lawmakers-resign-in-fraud-scandal

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25536426

25 DECEMBER 2013

China vice police minister sacked: Communist Party

Li Dongsheng, formerly a vice minister of public security, was removed from his various posts for « severe violations of discipline », according to an official circular reported by the state Xinhua agency.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/386633/china-vice-police-minister-sacked-communist-party

20 DECEMBER 2013

China investigates deputy minister

No details were given in the one-sentence announcement about Li Dongsheng, who was placed under investigation by the ruling Communist party’s disciplinary body. However, such investigations usually relate to alleged corruption and abuse of power.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/20/china-investigates-deputy-minister

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-probes-top-official-powerful-ministry

13 DECEMBER 2013

Analysts: China Corruption Crackdown Lacks Independence

In the first year of his administration, Chinese President Xi Jinping has touted a high-profile effort to root out graft. His efforts to cut government waste and go after high-ranking officials have won him praise, but some say much more needs to be donen check.

http://www.voanews.com/content/chian-crackdwon-reels-in-waste-but-lacks-independence/1809405.html

11 DECEMBER 2013

China puts former security chief under house arrest-sources

China has put Zhou Yongkang, one of the most powerful politicians of the last decade, under virtual house arrest while the ruling Communist Party investigates accusations of corruption against him, several sources said on Wednesday.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-puts-former-security-chief-under-house-arrest-sources

http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-china-puts-former-security-chief-under-house-arrest/1807918.html

26 OCTOBER 2013

China, corruption and the court intrigues of Nanjing

What really lay behind the sacking of Ji Jianye, mayor of one of China’s largest and booming cities?http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/26/china-corruption-nanjing-ji-jianye-mayor

24 OCTOBER 2013

Chinese daily takes on police over jailed reporter

A Chinese newspaper made a bold front-page appeal on Thursday – for a second day – urging the authorities to release one of its journalists after he was detained for writing reports alleging financial misdeeds at a state-owned construction company.

http://www.france24.com/en/20131024-china-newspaper-plea-police-jail-reporter

23 OCTOBER 2013

China’s global war against press freedom

Over the past five years the Chinese government has expanded its campaign to constrain foreign news outlets from casting China in a negative light, according to a report released today by the non-government organization Freedom House

http://thediplomat.com/china-power/chinas-global-war-against-press-freedom/

22 OCTOBER 2013

China says 99.9 per cent of graft defendants found guilty

Nearly 200,000 people were investigated for embezzlement or bribery between January 2008 and August this year, China’s top prosecutor, Cao Jianming, told the National People’s Congress parliament.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-says-999-cent-graft-defendants-found-guilty

18 OCTOBER 2013

129 senior officials investigated in first 8 months

China’s prosecutorial agencies have placed 129 officials at the prefectural level or higher under investigation for suspected corruption and bribery in the first eight months of this year, according to the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP).

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1101&MainCatID=11&id=20131018000119

17 OCTOBER 2013

China, Nanjing mayor arrested on corruption charges

Ji Jianye removed from office and brought to Beijing for internal Party investigation. State media praise the new move against bribes, but former mayor’s closeness to powerful Jiang Zemin points to new battle for power within national political scene.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China,-Nanjing-mayor-arrested-on-corruption-charges-29299.html

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/17/china-corruption-crackdown-nanjing-mayor

25 SEPTEMBER 2013

Bo Xilai Conviction Won’t Curb Chinese Corruption

Constitutional reforms, transparency, free speech are musts for China to fight corruption

http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5729&Itemid=171

13 SEPTEMBER 2013

Corruption and the world’s biggest building

The New Century Global Centre is the biggest building in the world; 16 Wembley stadiums could fit underneath its vast roof.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10308029/Corruption-and-the-worlds-biggest-building.html

6 SEPTEMBER 2013

China, one child policy ‘breeds corruption in the Party’

In the last year, Chinese officials for family planning have collected 16.5 billion yuan. A lawyer trying to figure out where does this money: « They should be used to repay public services, but disappear into thin air. Even the audit for the government knows where they are really. « 
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China,-one-child-policy-‘breeds-corruption-in-the-Party’-28941.html

5 SEPTEMBER 2013

China’s Smiling Safety Official Gets 14 Years in Jail

A Chinese official who ignited a national controversy when he was caught smiling at the scene of a deadly bus crash has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for corruption. Yang Dacai was founded « guilty of taking bribes and holding a large amount of property which he cannot account for. » Yang, who did not contest the charges, was also fined about $8,000

http://www.voanews.com/content/chinas-smiling-safety-official-gets-14-years-in-jail/1743589.html

4 SEPTEMBER 2013

China’s Ex-Security Chief Helping Probe, not Target

China’s former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, one of the country’s most powerful politicians of the last decade, is helping authorities in a corruption probe and, contrary to media reports, is not currently the target of the investigation, sources told Reuters.
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-chinas-ex-security-chief-helping-probe-not-target/1743142.html

1 SEPTEMBER 2013

China investigating corruption allegations against state asset regulator Jiang Jiemin

A move to bring down Zhou Yongkang, the widely-feared former head of China’s security apparatus, has claimed the scalp of one of his senior lieutenants, the former chairman of the giant oil monopoly China National Petroleum Company (CNPC)http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/01/china-accuses-state-assets-chief
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10278672/China-investigating-corruption-allegations-against-state-asset-regulator-Jiang-Jiemin.html

30 AUGUST 2013

Trial for China’s ‘smiling official’ Yang Dacai

A Chinese official who sparked an outcry after images showed him grinning at the scene of a fatal bus crash has pleaded guilty to corruption charges.

http://asiancorrespondent.com/112683/china-official-with-pricey-watches-stands-trial/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23894658

25 AUGUST 2013

Justice obstructed by brokers

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/806188.shtml#.UhpcQ8tOLIU

23 AUGUST 2913

Chinese court releases video of Bo Xilai’s wife testifying against him

Video footage released by a court in east China shows Gu Kailai testifying against her husband, disgraced Chinese leader Bo Xilai, who is currently on the second day of his trial on Friday. The 64-year-old former Communist party chief of the southwestern city of Chongqing has been charged with illegally taking almost 27 million yuan (£2.8m), corruption and abuse of power
http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2013/aug/23/chinese-court-bo-xilai-wife-testifying-video
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/08/201382314854147169.html

China tries to cover up giant corruption scandal in Nepal

Nepali authorities detain 22 senior Nepali officials as well as 2 Chinese suppliers who worked with the state electricity company following an unprecedented operation by Anti-Corruption Commission. The identity of the Chinese company involved is still unknown, but Beijing is concerned the story might discredit its electrical product exports.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China-tries-to-cover-up-giant-corruption-scandal-in-Nepal-28817.html

22 AUGUST 2013

Bo Xilai: Disgraced politician goes on trial in China

The trial of Bo Xilai, the disgraced Chinese politician once tipped for the highest levels of power, has begun. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23776348 http://www.voanews.com/content/china-bo-xilai-denies-taking-bribes/1734705.html

9 AUGUST 2013

China sacks top economic official Liu Tienan

Liu Tienan, formerly deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission, « accepted huge amounts of bribes », Xinhua news agency reported.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23628085

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/365217/top-china-official-liu-tienan-investigated-over-bribes

29 JULY 2013

2,290 disciplined for excessive extravagance

More than 2,000 Party and government officials have been punished as of late June for breaking new Party rules against extravagance and excess formality, an official from China’s top anti-graft agency said on Monday 29.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-07/31/content_16854439.htm

23 JULY 2013

China bans construction of government buildings

China has banned the construction of government buildings for five years as another step in a frugality drive aimed at calming public anger over corruption.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/23/china-bans-construction-government-buildings

22 JULY 2013

GlaxoSmithKline admits some staff in China involved in bribery

Abbas Hussain, the drug maker’s head of emerging markets who was dispatched to Shanghai to oversee the crisis, apologised to the Chinese authorities and promised the company was taking the charges « extremely seriously ».

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/jul/22/glaxosmithkline-admits-bribery-china

http://www.voanews.com/content/china-british-drugmaker/1706643.html

17 JULY 2013

Xinhua journalist accuses China official of ‘huge graft’

A journalist with China’s official Xinhua news agency on Wednesday accused the head of a key state-owned firm of « corruption involving a huge amount ».                                                                      http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130717-438031.html

Chinese whistleblower blinded in acid attack

An amateur Chinese whistleblower, who spent his free time embarrassing Communist party officials by posting pictures of their luxury cars on the internet, was rammed by a car, blinded with acid, and deprived of two of his fingers.                                                                       http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10184412/Chinese-whistleblower-blinded-in-acid-attack.html

16 JULY 2013

China crackdown on corruption campaigners

Three Chinese activists campaigning for officials to disclose their assets will be put on trial in a co-ordinated crackdown that underscores the limits of an anti-corruption push by the new government. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/16/chinese-crackdown-corruption-campaigners

8 JULY 2013

China ex-rail minister given suspended death sentence

A Chinese court has given former Railways Minister Liu Zhijun a suspended death sentence for corruption and abuse of power, state media report.                                                                                                       http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23222240                                    http://www.euronews.com/2013/07/08/two-buddhists-jailed-for-murder-in-burmese-religious-riots/

5 JULY 2013

China’s Anti-Corruption Drive Uncovers Scandals

China’s high-profile anti-corruption push continues to make headlines, with a regular stream of officials brought down for abusing power                                                                       http://www.voanews.com/content/china-anti-corruption-drive-uncovers-scandals/1695689.html

3 JULY 2013

China sacks regional party official Wang Suyi

China has sacked a top regional party official for suspected « disciplinary violations », state media report. Wang Suyi was formerly head of Inner Mongolia’s United Front Work Department. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23156908

30 JUNE 2013

China expels legislator for violating discipline

The National People’s Congress said it took the action against Zhou Wenbin on Saturday following an investigation, the Xinhua News Agency said. No details were given, although the charge of violating discipline is usually shorthand for bribery, embezzlement, the selling of offices or other forms of corruption.                                                                                                    http://asiancorrespondent.com/110036/china-expels-legislator-for-violating-discipline/

26 MAY 2013

Corrupt Chinese officials turn to ‘black’ PR

In the middle of the biggest anti-corruption campaign for years, crooked Chinese politicians are paying to vanish from sight, with all negative stories about them scrubbed from the internet. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10081431/Corrupt-Chinese-officials-turn-to-black-PR.html

20 MAY 2013

Corruption in China, Checked and balanced?                              http://www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2013/05/corruption-china?fsrc=rss&utm_source=feedly

14 MAY 2013

Fallen energy chief Liu Tienan okayed 50+ projects in final 3 months

Liu Tienan, the former Chinese energy chief who has been placed under investigation for corruption, approved more than 50 energy projects within the last three months of his tenure at the National Energy Administration, reports the Guangzhou-based 21st Century Business Herald. http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130514000136&cid=1103

Axe falls on deputy police chief of Chongqing

The former deputy police chief of Chongqing has been placed in detention on suspicion of taking £1.7 million in bribes, according to the Communist party’s mouthpiece.                                                                                 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10056587/Axe-falls-on-deputy-police-chief-of-Chongqing.html

12 MAY 2013

Top planning official Liu Tienan probed by anti-corruption committee

The deputy head of the mainland’s top economic planning agency has officially been placed under investigation by the Communist Party’s top graft-busting organ on suspicion of « serious discipline violations ».                                               http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1236076/senior-china-planner-investigated-new-corruption-crackdown                                                                      http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/13/world/asia/china-eyes-liu-tienan-an-official-challenged-by-a-journalist.html

25 APRIL 2013

Chinese official sacked after ‘citizen journalists’ expose extravagant banquet

Video and pictures of lavish dinner emerge after campaigners gatecrash event hosted by Communist boss in Jiangsu province http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/25/china-official-sacked-extravagant-banquet

19 APRIL 2013

Eight Anti-Corruption Activists Detained in China

Chinese authorities have detained eight anti-corruption activists over their participation in a signature drive that calls on central government officials to disclose their assets. Although there is widespread public support for officials to disclose such information, government efforts to promote the policy appear to be slowing. Rights lawyers in Beijing say the activists have been taken into custody in recent days on suspicion of unlawful assembly                                                                                                                                                                        http://www.voanews.com/content/anti-corruption-activists-detained-in-china/1645053.html

10 APRIL 2013

Ex China rail minister Liu Zhijun charged with corruption

China has charged once-powerful former Railways Minister Liu Zhijun with corruption and abuse of power, state media has reported.                                                                                                                                                          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-22089011                                                                                 http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/04/20134109418694786.html

6 APRIL 2013

Can China’s new government end corruption?

Li Keqiang, the new premier of China, vowed to “tackle corruption” and “clear government,” which includes — mind you — most schools, hospitals, banks, universities, companies, public transport, the courts and the police.        http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2013/04/06/commentary/can-chinas-new-government-end-corruption/?goback=%2Egde_2387236_member_229987869#%2EUV7v7KLcmrI

24 MARCH 2013

Former PetroChina chairman detained for corruption

Jiang Jiemin, the former chairman of PetroChina, China’s biggest oil producer, has been detained by central discipline authorities for corruption, reports Boxun, a citizen journalism website that often makes claims that are difficult to prove. http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130324000089&cid=1101

21 MARCH 2013

Why China’s Corruption Is So Hard to Clean Up

http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5266&Itemid=206

Corrupt Hubei official linked to Zhou Yongkang arrested

Wu Yongwen, deputy director of the standing committee of the Hubei Provincial People’s Congress, has become the second deputy provincial or ministerial-level official since the country’s leadership transition to be detained by the authorities for corruption http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130321000076&cid=1101

4 MARCH 2013

Chinese ex-police detained while trying to stamp out corruption

« More than 70 police raided our (guest house), » said former policeman He Zuhua. « Police are everywhere. » He says he and a handful of former police officers are being pursued and detained by authorities after traveling to the capital to help shine a light on corruption within their ranks http://behindthewall.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/04/17180627-chinese-ex-police-detained-while-trying-to-stamp-out-corruption?lite

14 FEBRUARY 2013

‘Hero’s Welcome’ for Corrupt Official

A former Shanxi official gets a warm reception from business leaders and Chinese Communist Party members upon his release from jail.                 http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/graft-02142013122807.html

24 JANUARY 2013

As anti-corruption fight gets underway, party officials withdraw money from banks

China’s new leader Xi Jinping ends the meeting of the Communist Party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection by reiterating his commitment to fight graft and moral decay. Many Communist officials react by withdrawing foreign cash from banks and selling off their real estate. Five-year plan against corruption will not work, experts say.                                                                                                                                               http://www.asianews.it/news-en/As-anti-corruption-fight-gets-underway,-party-officials-withdraw-money-from-banks-26951.html

14 DECEMBER 2012

Chinese governor charged over opium fuelled lifestyle

Yang Hongwei, the former governor of Chuxiong Yi autonomous prefecture in south-west China, was in the dock on Thursday accused of taking some 10.11 million yuan (£1m) in bribes and using the money to purchase 17 properties in Yunnan province and six in Melbourne, Australia.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9744499/Chinese-governor-charged-over-opium-fuelled-lifestyle.html

6 DECEMBER 2012

Investigation into Sichuan deputy chief Li Chuncheng confirmed

China’s official news agency Xinhua has confirmed that Li Chuncheng, the deputy Communist Party secretary of Sichuan province, is under investigation for « alleged discipline violation » by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, making him the first senior party official to be probed for corruption since new party general secretary Xi Jinping took over from Hu Jintao last month.
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20121206000104&cid=1101

5 DECEMBER 2012

China Targets Top Sichuan Official in Anti-graft Drive

China’s anti-corruption commission has begun an inquiry into a top official in the southwestern province of Sichuan, state media reported Wednesday. He’s the most senior person to be investigated since Xi Jinping became Communist Party leader last month
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-targets-top-sichuan-official-in-anti-graft-drive/1559265.html

12 NOVEMBER 2012

In China, corruption is hot topic at party congress

Leaders from President Hu Jintao on down to regional party chiefs have issued warnings against graft and called for public disclosure of officials’ assets.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-china-corruption-20121113,0,6328406.story

3 NOVEMBER 2012

Chinese Communist Party’s mounting battle against graft

Even as the government crows about its relentless crackdown on graft – 660,000 officials have been found guilty since 2007, or 360 a day – a series of scandals exposed online in recent months has greatly embarrassed the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=38463&sec=1

29 OCTOBER 2012

More officials probed for graft

From January to August, prosecutors across the country had investigated 12.7 percent more officials, for crimes related to their office, from a year ago, according to the Supreme People’s Procuratorate.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-10/29/content_15852422.htm

26 OCTOBER 2012

Bo Xilai formally placed under investigation

Bo Xilai, the disgraced Chinese politician, has been formally placed under investigation « for alleged criminal offences », after he was stripped of his legal immunity and expelled from the country’s parliament. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9637320/Bo-Xilai-formally-placed-under-investigation.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/10/201210264539475684.html

8 OCTOBER 2012

Over 660,000 officials get punished for corruption

The Communist Party of China’s anti-corruption agencies have punished more than 660,000 officials found guilty of disciplinary violations in the past five years, senior leader He Guoqiang announced on Monday.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2012-10/09/content_15802362.htm

29 SEPTEMBER 2012

Chinese Public Doubts Beijing’s Pledges to Fight Corruption

By detailing the extent of disgraced politician Bo Xilai’s abuses, China’s communist leadership has taken a hard stance on corruption, but many commentators in China say they doubt whether the case will lead to fundamental change in China
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese_public_doubts_beijing_pledges_to_fight_corruption/1517360.html

Bo Xilai expelled from top legislature

The Standing Committee of Chongqing Municipal People’s Congress has decided to remove Bo Xilai from his post as deputy to the 11th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2012-09/29/c_131881653.htm

29 AUGUST 2012

Chinese official ‘flees country with £20m public money’

Wang Guoqiang, the party secretary in Liaoning province’s Fengcheng, is believed to have fled China in April although the case only came to the public eye this week after online speculation about his whereabouts — and bank balance.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9507000/Chinese-official-flees-country-with-20m-public-money.html

27 JULY 2012

China jails former top FDA official

Zhang Jingli, former deputy director of the State Food and Drug Administration, China’s drug watchdog, has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for taking bribes, fabricating charges against a superior and illegally selling a book he wrote.
http://gbtimes.com/news/china-jails-former-top-fda-official

26 JULY 2012

Bo Xilai’s wife Gu Kailai charged with murdering Briton Neil Heywood

The wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai and a family aide have been charged with the murder of a British businessman, state news agency Xinhua has reported.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/07/20127261276838568.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9428978/Bo-Xilais-wife-Gu-Kailai-charged-with-murdering-Briton-Neil-Heywood.html

11 JULY 2012

‘Naked officials’ lay bare China’s graft

Corruption is a fact of life in China. As China’s economy has grown rapidly over the past three decades, the opportunities for unscrupulous officials to amass private fortunes have proliferated. At the same time, the standard of living for the majority of Chinese citizens has greatly improved along with China’s economy. Some level of corruption has been tolerated, so long as the rising tide continued to lift all boats. However, there remains one type of corrupt officials whose excesses are so great as to expose the political shortcomings of China, and threaten the very stability of the nation itself
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China_Business/NG12Cb02.html

25 JUNE 2012

China’s Corruption: A Reporter Looks Back

A onetime Communist Party “corruption fighter”, Li Changchun, may now be part of China’s corruption problem.
http://www.rfa.org/english/commentaries/li-changchun-05292012172623.html

25 JUNE 2012

Communist Party leader warns politicians after Bo Xilai scandal

A top Communist Party leader has warned Chinese politicians to keep their spouses and children « in check » in the wake of the Neil Heywood scandal.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9353730/Communist-Party-leader-warns-politicians-after-Bo-Xilai-scandal.html

20 JUNE 2012

Top Chinese Officials accused of Academic Corruption

Chinese micro-bloggers have exposed massive academic corruption among top Chinese leaders and academic institutions. This brings into question the quality of many doctoral dissertations from top officials throughout the country.
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_china/2012-06-20/top-chinese-officials-accused-of-academic-corruption.html#video_section

18 JUNE 2012

China steps up efforts to keep officials from leaving country

China prosecutors say that 18,487 officials have been caught since 2000 while allegedly trying to flee overseas with ill-gotten gains, according to one report.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-china-naked-official-20120606,0,1104894.story

13 JUNE 2012

China jails former football chiefs for corruption

After an investigation that shamed Chinese football, Xie Yalong and Nan Yong, who had both previously run the national association, were each sentenced to ten-and-a-half years for taking bribes and ordered to pay 200,000 yuan (£20,000) in fines.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9329096/China-jails-former-football-chiefs-for-corruption.html

24 APRIL 2012

Ex-officials from restive Chinese village expelled from Communist Party

China’s ruling Communist Party has expelled two former top officials from a southern Chinese village where local residents rose up last year to protest corruption and abuses of land rights
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/04/24/world/asia/china-wukan-officials-punishment/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

27 MARCH 2012

Corruption is crucial threat, Wen says

« Corruption is the most crucial threat to the ruling party, » Wen said at the State Council’s annual conference on anti-corruption work, adding that corruption may completely undermine the country’s political foundations if not handled properly
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2012-03/27/content_14918830.htm

3 MARCH 2012

China’s rebel village holds council polls

Saturday’s vote for the committee governing Wukan went ahead with official approval after a long campaign by local people to end what they say was years of corrupt rule by Communist Party officials
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/03/2012337426748519.html
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Chinese-democracy:-‘Wukan-model’-tested-in-vote-24139.html

16 FEBRUARY 2012

Top China football referee Lu Jun jailed over bribes

The man who was once China’s top football referee has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in jail for taking bribes to fix matches http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17054150

3 FEBRUARY 2012

Chinese Communist Official: Only a « Freak » Would Turn Down Bribes

A Chinese Communist Party official from Sichuan Province has said that taking bribes is normal—and turning them down could make you seem like a « freak » in Communist political circles. The comments were made by the former vice mayor of the city of Meishan, Yu Zhiping. Yu’s description of bribery as normal and honesty as « freakish » came after his own corruption trial last year, over accusations of taking nearly half a million US dollars in bribes. The down-on-his-luck official also implied that he himself had taken his first bribe simply in order not to make the person offering it to him lose face http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_china/2012-02-03/chinese-communist-official-only-a-freak-would-turn-down-bribes.html#video_section

6 JANUARY 2012

1,480 cases of illegal land grab, demolition handled in 2011: Supervision Minister

Almost 1,500 cases of illegal land appropriation and demolition were handled in the year 2011, and 509 people involved were held accountable, a senior official said on Friday
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2012-01/06/c_131346743.htm