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Corruption Nation: Why Bo Xilai Matters

by Evan Osnos In December, 2006, police in the Chinese territory of Macau arrested Ao Man Long, the region’s secretary for transport and public works, who had been collecting kickbacks over a period of seven years. Investigators found that he and his family had received more than a hundred million U.S. dollars, which he had detailed … Continue reading

Frenzied Hours for U.S. on Fate of a China Insider

By STEVEN LEE MYERS and MARK LANDLER WASHINGTON — On the evening of Feb. 6, a vice mayor of a major Chinese city who had a reputation as a crime fighter turned up at the American Consulate in Chengdu in an agitated state, telling a tale of corruption and murder that has ensnared the Obama administration in a … Continue reading

Fearful Final Hours for Briton in China

By JEREMY PAGE –Wall Street Journal The day before his death in the fog-shrouded Chinese city of Chongqing, Neil Heywood sensed that something was amiss. The British businessman had been summoned on short notice to a meeting in Chongqing in early November with representatives of the family of Bo Xilai, the local Communist Party chief, according … Continue reading

The food you don’t eat in China

Insects, dog meat, MSG, evil tofu and other Chinese food fallacies: A China-based chef dispels common misconceptions surrounding Chinese cuisine By Rueben Marley There are many and various myths surrounding Chinese food. For foreigners like me that have lived in China for some time, these become somewhat irrelevant. This is because many of us have … Continue reading

Reimposing order

The authorities clamp down on rumours of political turbulence Apr 7th 2012 | The Economist THESE days even seasoned China-watchers are having trouble knowing what is going on. But it is clear that political tensions are high in Beijing following the dismissal of the Communist Party chief of Chongqing, Bo Xilai, on March 15th. Mr … Continue reading