The ex-Chongqing party chief behind one of China's most notorious scandals in memory has been indicted on charges of bribery, abuse of power, and corruption. ChinaFile has the latest expert opinions ahead of the landmark trial.
Asia Society Associate Fellow Steven Lewis says state-sponsored Chinese media's coverage of a call for disclosure of finances by government officials could put transparency "on the table" at the National Congress later this year.
If China’s national imperative today is reform, the greatest threat to that goal is the massive influence and institutionalized corruption of the country’s entrenched elites, writes Asia Society Senior Fellow Jamie Metzl.
It's a scandal that has damaged the reputation of Pakistani cricket and rocked the international sport. In a London courtroom yesterday, former captain Salman Butt and fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were convicted for corruption after being found guilty of plotting to cheat and take bribes to fix a match against England last summer.
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