China’s Ex-Security Chief Charged with Corruption

Published on Author Walker Helvey

Zhou Yongkang, the former Chinese security czar, has been charged with bribery, abuse of power, and intentionally leaking state secrets. While bribery and abuse of power are typical charges in cases dealing with corrupt Chinese officials, the charge of intentionally leaking state secrets is very rare and the consequences highly severe.   The ambiguous state… Continue reading China’s Ex-Security Chief Charged with Corruption

Anti-Corruption in Communist China

Published on Author dowdr17

Earlier in the year, we read Country Driving, focusing on the challenges to China’s growing economy. Corruption within the country’s government stands out in Hessler’s writings as a major inhibitor to economic growth. Many government projects failed due to the lack of legal accountability for Chinese officials, resulting in diminished public trust and unnecessary economic costs. While many… Continue reading Anti-Corruption in Communist China