Lord of the Flies


China’s hunt for “tigers,” or corrupt high-level officials, has been grabbing headlines but, meanwhile, another campaign has been quietly keeping pace: swatting “flies,” or Chinese officials who flout rules rather than breaks laws. Recent news reports reveal that …

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Leaning In — to Chinese Corruption


It is no secret that graft is an essential part of climbing the Chinese Communist Party ranks. Now, according to Chinese state media, ambitious female cadres are increasingly being caught taking bribes and trading favors. On June …

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Just How Corrupt Are These People?

This photo taken on March 5, 2009 shows

BEIJING — If the prominence of a social phenomenon can be gauged in part by the variety of terms used to describe it — like the (apocryphal) notion that Eskimos employ an unusual plentitude of …

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