» 07/02/2012, 00.00
Xi Jinping's family is into rare earths, real estate and public contracts for a billion dollars
The relatives of the current Chinese vice president and future president sit on an economic empire with interests in many fields. Xi instead built his career fighting corruption and does not appear to be involved in their business. However, ordinary Chinese are increasingly disgruntled with rich politicians. For the Asian Development Bank's chief economist, "the alliance between the rich and powerful [. . .] makes corruption and inequality self-reinforcing and persistent."
Communist Party corruption: China's "most fascinating" businesswoman falls from power
Liu Yingxia falls from grace because of her close ties with Jiang Jiemin, a former president of the China National Petroleum Corp and a crony of former security czar Zhou Yongkang. In less than a year, Xi Jinping has had 21 top officials arrested for corruption. According to several experts, Zhou is the campaign's real target, but his fate is waiting for the final pieces of evidence.
China's anti-corruption campaign claims more victims
China Resources' vice-president Jiang Wei is in the spotlight for lending US$ 320 million to a businessman "friend". In Jiangxi, a former senior official gets life imprisonment for getting banks to lend him money to buy 248 properties. Hu Jintao aide pledges loyalty to Xi Jinping, as does the military.
As investigation ends, Zhou Yongkang risks the death penalty
The trial will be held in Tianjin. The former security "Tzar", once one of the most powerful men in China, is accused of corruption, abuse of power and intentional disclosure of state secrets. But he is also accused political machinations: he had planned a coup to bring down the Party. During his reign the repression of civil and religious rights increased.
Chinese authorities acknowledge that the country's national intelligence chief is under investigation
Ma Jian, deputy minister in the Ministry of State Security, which oversees the foreign and counterintelligence operations, is accused of "serious violations" of the law. Suspected of corruption, Ma is the latest top official to fall in President Xi Jinping's campaign against tigers and flies.
Gen. Gu Junshan "corrupt", Xi Jinping’s battle takes on the Army
For the first time in a decade, two top military leaders - the former vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission and the deputy chief of army logistics - under indictment for corruption and embezzlement. General Gu Junshan had built a fake Imperial Palace in Henan and filled it with statues of Mao (in gold ) and " crates of mao-tai", one of the most expensive liquors in the world.
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