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[14 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Laura Zhou in South China Morning Post, Aug 13, 2017
Beijing might have got its way over the language used in last week’s communique from Asean foreign ministers, but observers say its sweeping claims to the South China Sea are facing fresh challenges.
At the gathering in Manila, Association of Southeast Asian Nations members avoided using any expressions that might displease Beijing in their statement regarding the territorial disputes.
But Beijing is facing a more vocal rival claimant in Hanoi, and ties are strained with Singapore, which is edging closer to the …

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[14 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Nectar Gan in South China Morning Post, Aug 13, 2017
It’s been almost a year since Communist Party rising star Chen Quanguo took the reins of Xinjiang, China’s Uygur heartland, and police jobs have seen an explosive surge. In the past 11 months, more security staff jobs have been advertised than the combined total over the last decade, latest research has revealed.
The far western frontier publicly has advertised more than 84,000 security-related positions since September 2016, nearly 50 per cent more than it did in the past 10 years, according …

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by Nectar Gan in South China Morning Post, Aug 14, 2017
When Xi Jinping took the helm of China’s ruling Communist Party in late 2012 he had few trusted allies by his side or loyal aides at his command.
The party’s Central Committee – its senior leadership – was stuffed with cadres handpicked by the previous leadership or the one before that, with many members occupying important jobs in the party and the government.
Five years on, with another leadership shake-up just months away, that situation is set to change.
Through rounds of …

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[11 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Wendy Wu in South China Morning Post, Aug 10, 2017 at 11.17pm
A rare run on a bank has occurred in eastern China, with hundreds of depositors trying to withdraw their cash from a local branch, reflecting the fragility and risks in the nation’s financial system.
Linshang Bank, a lender with 61 billion yuan (US$9.1 billion) in deposits, said in a brief statement on its website that the spate of withdrawals at one of its branches in Linyi in Shandong province on Monday was caused by “a few individuals spreading rumours” …

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[10 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

Xinhua report Aug 10, 2017
China’s top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng on Wednesday called on people from north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to make progress in ethnic unity ahead of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.
Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, made the remarks at a symposium marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
The symposium was attended by local officials and people of various ethnic groups and from all walks of life.
Yu urged efforts …

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[10 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

Xinhua report Aug 10, 2017
Prosecutors in north China’s Tianjin Municipality have approved the arrest of nine suspects involved in a pyramid scheme, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) said Wednesday.
The nine, suspected of organizing and leading a pyramid scheme, belong to a group called “Diebeilei.” Since September 2016, the suspects have recruited nearly 400 members in Tianjin’s Jinghai District, the SPP said in a statement.
Nearly 4.9 million yuan (about 730,000 US dollars) was involved in the case.
The suspects, aged between 20 and 30, recruited members under the pretext of job interviews …

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[9 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Alice Yan in South China Morning Post, Aug 9, 2017
A young woman looking for a job in southwest China collapsed unconscious in the street after she ran out of money and hadn’t eaten for several days, according to a newspaper report.
Two police officers in Guiyang in Guizhou province found the woman lying on the ground surrounded by pedestrians on Monday, the Guiyang Evening News reported.
The officers managed to revive the unnamed woman in her 20s who said she was from the small city of Xingyi in Guizhou and had …

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[8 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Qu Qiuyan in Global Times Published: 2017/8/7 23:08:39
A court in Shangqiu, Central China’s Henan Province sentenced a “granny gang,” which demanded repayment of loans mainly by insulting debtors, to up to 11 years in prison, after determining that the group’s behavior was equal to that of organized gangsters.
A local court in Suixian, Shangqiu sentenced the 14 key members of the granny gang to 2 to 11 years in prison on July 5 for “organizing, leading and participating in gangster-like organizations and for their provocative and disturbing behavior,” The Beijing …

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[7 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

Xinhua Report in Global Times, Aug 5 at 16:28:25
Yao Zhongmin, former chairman of the board of supervisors at China Development Bank (CDB), has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for accepting bribes.
Yao was also fined 3.5 million yuan (about 520,000 US dollars). All his illegal profits will be turned over to the state treasury, according to the verdict issued on Friday by the Intermediate People’s Court of Baoding City in north China’s Hebei Province.
Yao had also served as deputy chief of the Communist Party of China (CPC) committee at …

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[7 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in Global Times, Aug 6, 2017 at 21:58:39
Tianjin has vowed to use all means to crack down on illegal pyramid schemes after a college graduate, who was reportedly hired by a pyramid scheme through a job site, was confirmed dead in Jinghai district in Tianjin, media reported on Sunday.
Zhao Fei, secretary of the Communist Party of China Tianjin Municipal Committee of Politics and Law, said in an urgent meeting that the city will launch a 20-day operation to crack down on illegal pyramid schemes, and it won’t rest until …