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Shanghai party secretary sacked for stealing 33 million euros
The Party's central leadership forced Chen Liangyu, leader of the CPC in Shanghai, to step down after he was accused of involvement in a scandal about the alleged misuse of city pension funds.
Fresh set of arrests for corruption targets Guangdong security chiefs
Police chiefs and public security officials targeted. Many see in it an attempt to clear out officials loyal to ex Shanghai Party chief, Chen Liangyu.
Party Central Committee to meet in October to launch Hu Jintao's "harmonious society"
Shanghai party boss is sacked as the Communist Party gets ready to implement Hu's programme. As Hu and Wen consolidate power the Shanghai Gang is down and out.
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Lobby of intellectuals calls for more freedom. Tripping up Xi Jinping's rivals
As the next Party Congress approaches, conflicts between the Xi line and that of the liberals, the Youth League, the Shanghai Gang, are apparent in mainstream media. Meanwhile Xi maintains his grip on absolute power, just like Mao. An expert analysis by Willy Lam, on Chinese politics and society courtesy of the Jamestown Foundation.
CP congress starts in Shanghai
This is the first meeting since Chen’s removal due to the pension scandal and the appointment of a new secretary. The selection of delegates for the national congress is anticipated, as is a report about Chen by the Commission for Discipline Inspection. The meeting may yield clues about how much power Hu enjoys in Jiang’s former stronghold.
The 16th richest man in China found guilty of corruption
Zhang Rongkun was involved in illegal loans from the social security funds of the Shanghai Municipal Bureau. His was a clear example of how one can go from nothing to building an empire through connections and endemic corruption.
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