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Things are about to get tougher in China for the NY Times

HONG KONG — Despite recriminations, The New York Times once again publishes an expose alleging extraordinary income among China's ruling elite.

China: Revenge of the mistresses

HONG KONG — In a country where it seems that just about every corrupt male official keeps one or two mistresses — or 18 of them — average citizens take pleasure from watching the philanderers occasionally get their comeuppance. Now, thanks to social media, spurned mistresses are getting revenge online, and their tales have become the subject of widespread gossip.  

China schedules Bo Xilai verdict

HONG KONG — When it comes to delivering touchy news, China, like the White House, has shrewd timing. Yesterday, the northeastern Chinese court that held the trial of fallen princeling Bo Xilai said on its Weibo feed that it would deliver his verdict on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. — smack dab in the midst of a four-day holiday weekend. 

If you think JPMorgan in China is bad …

HONG KONG — Jaws dropped across Asia at the news that US anti-corruption regulators were investigating JPMorgan for hiring top Chinese officials’ family members, apparently to boost business. “Wait,” you could practically hear compliance departments across Asia asking, “doesn’t every company in China do that?”

China's biggest purge since the Cultural Revolution?

HONG KONG — Just days after the trial of Bo Xilai, another top Chinese official, Zhou Yongkang is reported to be in Beijing's sights for an anti-corruption crackdown. Known as a tough man fond of doing pushups to show off his physical strength, Zhou ruled the country's vast law enforcement machinery for a decade. He has an extensive power base in the oil industry and in Sichuan province.

China’s master corruption snoops

HONG KONG — Corruption, from the bottom of society to the very top, is arguably the biggest problem facing Chinese society today. But can training students in the art of anti-corruption crime fighting make a difference?  That’s the hope of a one-of-a-kind program at prestigious Renmin University in Beijing, which this June graduated its first class of 24 master’s degree students.
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