Jun 25, 2015

FIBA vice president Xiao investigated for graft

A vice president of basketball’s international governing body has been placed under investigation for possible corruption in his native China. The ruling Communist Party’s disciplinary watchdog said on its website Thursday that Xiao Tian was suspected of serious graft. No details were given. Xiao ...

Jun 12, 2015

How the mighty are fallen: selfies and smiles in Zhou village

He wielded enormous power as China’s fearsome security chief, but at Zhou Yongkang’s ancestral village, his relatives’ tombs are now backdrops for selfies, and curious visitors crush the hedges around the family home. Zhou, who was jailed for life Thursday after a secret corruption ...

Jun 11, 2015

Ex-Chinese official, wanted for graft, applies for U.S. asylum

A former senior Chinese official who went into hiding after being sought by anti-corruption investigators has applied for asylum in the United States after been detained there, state media said on Thursday. Yang Xiuzhu, a former deputy mayor of Wenzhou in the booming eastern ...