» 11/23/2012, 00.00
In addition to corruption, CPP increasingly caught up in sex scandals
After the astonishing cases of Bo Xilai and ling Jihua's son, a new sex scandal has hit the party. A top Chongqing official was removed from office for "improper sexual relations" with a young woman, this despite his denials. For now, appeals by top party bosses for "new moral cleanliness" are falling on deaf ears.
Politburo member under investigation for corruption
After new chief Xi Jinping calls for action, party opens an investigation against Politburo member Li Jianguo. The 25-member body is one of the country's top political institutions. However, the signals are mixed. Some whistle-blowers end up investigated themselves.
Party expels Bo Xilai, announces congress date
Bo's "actions created grave repercussions, and massively damaged the reputation of the party and the state," Xinhua reports. Forensic scientist casts doubts on the official version of British businessman's death. Party congress set for 8 November.
Bo Xilai is the quintessence of a Chinese Communist
The former Chongqing party chief has been expelled from the party after nine months of turmoil. By distancing itself from him, the party can blame him for deviating from its ideals. In fact, corruption, violence, disregard for human rights and mass manipulation are the essence of the Chinese Communist party. The problem is that the party's dictatorship is never questioned. Without the abolition of its monopoly on power, more Bo Xilais will appear. Here are Bao Tong's thoughts on the matter.
Beijing wants new, stricter laws for state orphanages
There are more than 1000 "children's welfare homes" in China, often rocked by scandals links to trafficking in minors for sale to Chinese or foreign couples. Aid for orphans ranges between 8 to 5 euros per month.
Anti-AIDS NGOs: Li Keqiang is a hypocrite, responsible for the massacres of Henan
The next Prime Minister met with Chinese activists fighting against the disease, and has requested "more support" for them. But when he was head of Henan, he has covered up the sale of infected blood that spread the disease throughout the country. Hu Jia and Goa Yaojie started their career as "dissidents" precisely to curb that disaster.
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