Tag: corruption

Fake Wine in China

Written by Anqi Shen. The wine market has grown rapidly in China. Associated with middle-class consumption, imported top-end wine has increased in popularity, to the extent that China is now one of the largest wine consuming countries in the world. Where there is a high demand for branded […]

Eating and Drinking in Chinese Officialdom

Written by Jiangnan Zhu and Xiaoming Zhong. In the period leading up to Xi Jinping’s ascension, banqueting had become both prevalent and lavish in Chinese political circles. These banquets instilled a culture of extravagance among officials, breeding corrupt behavior and squandering public resources. By 2012, nationwide annual public […]

Corruption and the Death Penalty

Written by Bin Liang. On Monday, July 4, 2016, Ling Jihua was sentenced to life imprisonment by the No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court of Tianjin after a closed-door trial. He was convicted of taking bribes, illegally obtaining state secrets and for abuse of power. Upon hearing his sentence, […]