Apr 18, 2016

China sets death penalty threshold for graft cases

Corruption cases involving 3 million yuan ($463,000) or more may incur the death penalty in future, Chinese authorities ruled Monday, signalling that officials could be executed for graft. Under President Xi Jinping the country has waged a much-publicized anti-corruption campaign vowing to target both ...

Apr 18, 2016

China steps up war of words with Taiwan over fraud suspects

China on Monday stepped up its war of words with Taiwan after Taipei freed 20 suspects in a telecom fraud case linked to China, with state media accusing Taiwan of tolerating crime and being taken hostage by anti-Chinese forces. Malaysia had deported the 20 ...

Apr 18, 2016

China to prosecute former Guangdong vice governor for graft

China will prosecute a former vice governor of the wealthy southern province of Guangdong for corruption after an investigation found he took bribes and abused his position, the country’s main anti-corruption watchdog said on Monday. Liu Zhigeng, who was put under investigation in February, ...