Four months ago, China's anticorruption czar Wang Qishan sent ten team across the country on surprise inspections. They uncovered graft nearly everywhere they went.
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The highest China official to face corruption charges was convicted Sunday and sentenced to life in prison.
He was once a political superstar in China, perhaps destined to lead the country. But for the past five days, Bo Xilai has been on trial for corruption and abuse of power.
In 2011, the western municipality of Chongqing attracted nearly $11 billion in inward foreign direct investment (FDI), better than Beijing’s FDI total for the same year.
China’s netizens have a new favorite pastime: the “human flesh search,” in which microbloggers band together to unearth, research, and publicize evidence of apparent misconduct by officials.
A scandal now unfolding in Chongqing is sure to strengthen the common Chinese assumption that officials who womanize are likely also to be corrupt.