‘Operation Fox Hunting 2014’ – China’s new tactic against fleeing government officials

| September 10th, 2014

Last month, we wrote about the general demography of Chinese going abroad. Today let’s zoom in to take a look at a special group – the corrupted government officials. For decades, corrupted government officials in China have always had a Plan B for themselves and their families given the high occupational hazard – jail time. However that plan is becoming more and more difficult nowadays, since the new Politburo of the CCP comes into power with anti-corruption as one […]Read more…

Chinese official dies from drinking too much after first day on job

| April 23rd, 2014

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A Chinese official died from drinking too much — on his first day on the job.

Zhong Xiefei died from excessive drinking the evening of April 9, according to South China Morning Post. That Wednesday he enjoyed his first — and last — day of work as deputy chief of Laibin city, located in Guangxi province in south China.

Zhong began drinking baijiu, China’s national liquor, with other provincial and county-level officials that day at lunch.

That night, family […]Read more…

Government cadre’s infamous speech on the siege of Wukan village

| December 21st, 2011

The anti-corruption movement in a small fishing village Wukan(乌坎村) in Shanwei City, Guangdong Province has triggered international attention including that from nytimes, WSJ among many others.

Today an internal speech given by Zheng Yanxiong (郑雁雄), municipal secretary of Shanwei City, went viral on sina weibo and all kinds mainstream websites in mainland, only to be pulled off almost immediately by censorship due to the political sensitivity in the speech. Why? What did he say?

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