The fall of China’s ex-security chief from “You know who” to “Comrade no more”

Alia | July 30th, 2014 - 9:39 pm
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For a very long time, Zhou was practically China’s Lord Voldemort, the “You know who.” But the taboo to utter his name was broken yesterday.

The “wisdom” of China’s corrupt

Alia | July 13th, 2014 - 7:13 pm
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In China, hypocrisy always goes hand in hand with corruption.

Why China’s anti-graft war may eventually fail

Alia | July 2nd, 2014 - 8:17 pm
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Many people believe that the current sweeping anti-graft campaign will eventually hit a dead end: “Without reforming the political system, all anti-graft campaigns are but a redistribution of power.”

Chinese netizens question officials’ sincerity at self-criticism sessions

Alia | June 24th, 2014 - 2:56 am
Televised self-criticism

“As an ordinary citizen, I’d rather see officials have legal education sessions to learn about the country’s laws, rather than superficial criticism and self-criticism meetings.”

Will stashed bribes under the mattress create a shortage of cash in China?

Alia | May 29th, 2014 - 4:06 am
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1.15 ton, or 2 cubic meters, of cash was found in an official’s home earlier this month. And this is just one of hundreds of cases where corrupt officials in China prefer their money under the mattress.

Low-level cadres in China complain about a “difficult” new year amid corruption crackdown

Alia | February 13th, 2014 - 11:01 pm
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“For these civil servants, a difficult life has nothing to do with survival. It’s only a matter of whether they can continue to abuse power.”

Rescued child labor in China hated to go back to starving home

Alia | January 9th, 2014 - 3:23 pm
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“I didn’t want to go back home. In the factory, I was given rice and meat for meals. Back home, the only things we have are potatoes and corns.”

Why US ambassador to China Gary Locke resigns, according to Chinese netizens

Alia | November 21st, 2013 - 5:39 am
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Locke is like a mirror, reflecting the true faces of officials in China. At the same time, he is a window, through which the Chinese people are given a chance to get a taste of the American way of being an official.

Chinese netizens strike back amid Internet crackdown

Alia | September 24th, 2013 - 1:38 am
Top county officials in meeting

As China’s Internet crackdown intensifies, netizens decided to fight back, not by pushing for more freedom of speech, but by mobilizing bottom-up anti-corruption investigations.

Trial live-broadcasting…with Chinese characteristics

Alia | August 22nd, 2013 - 4:24 am
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Unprecedentedly, authorities said there will be live coverage for today’s trial of Bo Xilai, China’s fallen politician who is charged with bribery, corruption and abuse of power. And this is what it looks like to live-broadcast a trial in China.