» 08/19/2010, 00.00
Shenzhen mayor stripped of all functions for taking bribes and leading a “corrupt life”
The city’s former top man took advantage of his office to make profits for others, and get favours in return. The mayor’s political aide Chen Shaoji was arrested in 2009 and sentenced to death last month, but the execution was put on hold. Despite sermons from Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao on Party ethics, a young girl says she wants to become a “corrupt official” when she grows up.
Shenzhen’s “miracle” at 30
Hu exudes enthusiasm as the special economic zone marks its anniversary at a delicate time. Businesses are pulling out as the mayor is removed from office to stand trial for corruption. The small village is now a metropolis of some 14 million people.
China, Nanjing mayor arrested on corruption charges
Ji Jianye removed from office and brought to Beijing for internal Party investigation. State media praise the new move against bribes, but former mayor’s closeness to powerful Jiang Zemin points to new battle for power within national political scene.
Beijing's former deputy mayor expelled from Communist Party
Arrested on corruption charges, Liu made millions of yuan from his posts. He was unmasked thanks to foreign investigators over bribes relating to the Beijing Olympics.
China executes one of the nations’ richest men, close to Zhou Yongkang, for corruption
Liu Han, 46, was on the list of the 500 wealthiest businessmen in China. During the investigation that led to his death sentence, connections emerged with Zhou Yongkang, former "national security Tsar" who is awaiting trial. Liu’s brother and three "collaborators" also executed. The campaign "against the Tigers and the flies" launched by Xi Jinping.
Trial against Chen, former Party Chief in Shanghai, announced.
He is accused of appropriating public funds and corruption, as well as immorality and of having 11 lovers. He risks the death sentence. Experts: the trial is the latest in a series of attacks on the Shanghai group of former president Jiang Zemin. It could take place just before the next CP congress.
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