In the continuing saga that is Chen Shui Bian's colorful life, a trial court in Taipei sentenced Chen to life in prison yesterday as the first phase of his dramatic corruption and embezzlement trial came to an end. Chen's wife, Wu Shu-chen, received a life sentence on corruption charges. Their son and daughter-in-law, convicted of money laundering, received relatively lenient 2 … [Read more...] about Chen Shui Bian Gets Life
Well ... we've had several discussions (in the comments section recently) on political reform and the CCP. Here is an interesting article I ran across today at Asia Times on people's perception of government officials in China: … [Read more...] about The majority of Chinese people believe that prostitutes are more trustworthy than Communist Party and government officials according to a Xiaokang survey
Events of the last week in Iran have been widely reported by the world press. Not long before, the press also reported on the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square incident of 1989. Were these two distinct events reported in a similar manner or were they treated as different and unique events? Let's take a look at each and see what we can find. 1) Who are the good guys and … [Read more...] about Iran & China: Is World Press Coverage Similar or Different?
It is often said that to be successful in the Chinese officialdom, you have to acquire a thick face, and a black heart (厚黑, there is an English book if you want to learn more about 厚黑学) . Nine years ago, the director of Jiangsu Provincial Department of Construction, Xu Qiyao (徐其耀), was arrested for taking bribes of over 20 million yuan. He also distinguished himself among … [Read more...] about (Letter from TonyP4) Fatherly advice: Eight success principles for being an official
[NOTE] This is a translation of a report filed by (王和岩) Wang Heyan in (财经网) Caijing Net two days ago. The content of this report has been making quick rounds in various Chinese Internet forums. It was also picked by other news medias. The Communist Party Group of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Committee (CPPCC) is staying at the Friendship Hotel. The members of … [Read more...] about Translation: Why aren't we requiring finanacial disclosure by common folks?