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How a PLA general built a web of corruption to amass a fortune


More than twenty policemen lined up at the gate of a massive mansion in a village in the central province of Henan at midnight on January 12, 2013, loading heavy crates onto two military trucks. Hours later—loaded with twenty crates of expensive liquor and a number of gold items, including a boat, wash basin, and … Continue reading

China targets schools for major Marxist education campaign


Educational institutions – from primary schools to universities – will be a major target of a sweeping Marxist education campaign announced yesterday by the Communist Party. The unusually detailed action plan released by the ruling party’s General Office was seen as an attempt by party boss and President Xi Jinping to fight against public scepticism … Continue reading

Chinese police rescue 92 abducted children


BBC says in its report today: Chinese police have rescued 92 abducted children and held 301 suspected members of a huge trafficking network, the authorities say. They say two women were also freed in an operation involving police forces in 11 provinces of the country. The traffickers are believed to have targeted children in the … Continue reading

Chinese zoo disguises dog as lion


A Chinese zoo is under fire today for trying to disguise a dog as a lion. Zoo officials said in their defense that the Tibetan mastiff, which has a lion-like mane, was only a temporary replacement for the King of the Beasts. A Chinese zoo has been accused of lying about a lion and trying … Continue reading

July 21 1553 China’s warrior monks meet Japan’s dwarf pirates


On July 21st 1553, 120 Buddhist temple monks met an approximately equal number of “Japanese pirates” in battle. The so-called Japanese pirates, wakou or woku, were actually a confederation of Japanese, Chinese, and even some Portuguese citizens who banded together. (The pejorative term wakou literally means “dwarf pirates.”) They raided China during the Ming Dynasty … Continue reading

China executes official for child rapes


Authorities in central China executed a former Communist Party official for raping 11 underage girls, state media said on Wednesday, following an online uproar about the latest case of abuse of power. Li Xingong, who was the party’s deputy head in Yongcheng city in Henan province, was found guilty of assaulting the girls during police … Continue reading

China’s 2020 consumer is in a town you’ve never heard of


Wearing a floral brocade cardigan and toting a Huawei smartphone, Guo Qian, 22, gushes over her latest purchases on Taobao, China’s largest e-commerce platform. As an administrative worker, Guo makes only 3,000 yuan a month and spends most of it. Not only does she spend nearly all of her own money, Guo also fritters away … Continue reading

China: Outrage among lawyers after official calls them ‘cowards’


A local Communist Party official’s denigration of lawyers as cowardly has caused uproar among legal practitioners in China. Hu Shimin, in charge of legal affairs in Weishi county in Henan called lawyers, “cowards,” for having to deal with local citizens petitioning his superiors. By exposing incompetence or corruption, petitioners can often embarrass lower level authorities. … Continue reading

Volkswagen’s China unit to recall cars; another target of state TV


China’s quality watchdog told Volkswagen AG (VOW) to recall vehicles fitted with the direct-shift gearbox system, after Europe’s biggest carmaker was targeted at China Central Television’s (CCTV) annual consumer-rights day program. The program targeted several western companies, raising considerable criticism of CCTV from China’s netizens. The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine issued the order after tracking … Continue reading

Where have China’s workers gone?


Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang are taking over China’s leadership at a time when growth has slackened and labour issues have become more complex. Reports that businesses such as Foxconn Technology Group are raising wages and struggling to recruit workers in China have intensified debate over just how many surplus workers the country still has. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

Almost 1,000 doomsday cult members arrested in China


Police in China have carried out further arrests of members of a doomsday cult for spreading rumours about the imminent end of the world, state media say. Almost 1,000 members of Christian group Almighty God have now been detained. State media terms Almighty God an “evil cult” – the same description it applies to the … Continue reading

China and USA: Why all the violence? The argument against guns


In one day, two acts of violence: but one ended very differently from the other. Just hours before the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut, a stabbing spree took place at a primary school in Chengping, Henan, a small village in central China. The two towns are small enough that they were only … Continue reading

China makes 500 doomsday cult arrests


Chinese police have arrested more than 500 members of a doomsday cult for spreading rumours about the imminent end of the world, state media say. At least 400 followers of the Almighty God Christian group were detained in western Qinghai province in recent days. Dozens more were held elsewhere. In Henan province, six officials have … Continue reading

China bans some hospitals from raising more debt


China ordered county-level public hospitals to stop borrowing money after an audit showed some of them took on too much debt when upgrading facilities, according to a document seen by Bloomberg News. The National Development and Reform Commission, the finance and health ministries and the China Banking Regulatory Commission, requested banks stop issuing new loans and reduce … Continue reading

China: Knifeman in Henan attacks primary school children


A knife-wielding man attacked 22 children and a woman at a primary school in central China on Friday. Police detained the suspect, who attacked the children at the entrance of the Chenpeng village Primary School in Guangshan county, Henan, at 7.40am. All the injured were taken to local hospitals and at least two of them, … Continue reading

China: Local secret police beat petitioner to death


The People’s Republic of China is a police state, a copy of the police state of the Soviet Union, as most of the first generation of Chinese Communist Party leaders were trained by the Soviet Union. The rule of law China wants to establish now is impossible if the mafia-style secret police are not  removed … Continue reading

China: Many freed from Beijing’s biggest ‘black jail’


Hundreds of petitioners have been released from one of Beijing’s biggest “black jails” – detention centres where people from across the country are illegally detained after petitioning against local injustices. The unusual mass release, which coincided with Tuesday’s Rule of Law Promotion Day, encouraged many petitioners, who took it as a signal that the new … Continue reading

China: Henan city refuses to stop clearance of graves to make farmland


“A city in central Henan province says it will push ahead with grave demolitions after the levelling of millions of tombs sparked outrage. “Two million tombs in Zhoukou, one of the oldest cities on the mainland, have been removed over the past few months under a new provincial government policy to make more land available … Continue reading

China: Foxconn security guards beat workers resulting in riot


Global Times reports: “Foxconn was forced to shut down its plant in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province Monday after a fight broke out among 2,000 of its workers late Sunday, leaving some 40 people injured, the Taiwan electronics giant said. “The brawl occurred at about 11 pm Sunday in a worker dormitory. Around 5,000 policemen were sent … Continue reading

The grievances of Chinese farmers; an endless story


More than six decades after the end of feudalism in China, land-rights still remains the number one problem facing Chinese farmers, despite the law implemented in 1990 articulating that “agricultural land must be formally contracted to farmers who will have limited but sufficient freedom on the using of the land, for a term of 30 years”. … Continue reading

US pork rejected after tests by customs in China


The quarantine bureau has rejected a consignment of US pork after tests found traces of a banned drug in meat shipments totalling 103.5 tonnes, but there was no immediate threat of broader retaliatory measures. The March shipments of frozen pork meat and pig parts were found to contain ractopamine, which is banned in China, but … Continue reading

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