Monthly archives: July, 2016

Ex-Xinhua reporter sets out on his own with satirical WeChat account

Wang Xiaolei Photo: CFP Wang Xiaolei used to have two identities. He was a reporter at the Chongqing bureau of the Xinhua News Agency, China’s biggest State-owned news agency. He’d written about the benefits of China’s urbanization, anti-corruption campaigns and China’s 13th five-year plan. Just like the majority of articles churned out by China’s State …

Anti-graft official vows to keep fighting after resignation

Lu Qun speaks to a farmer during his on-site survey of herbal farming in Hunan Province. Photo: IC Party disciplinary official Lu Qun was not one who fit into the system the way other cadres did. Before he left his position, his work had been “corruption prevention” among government officials, but instead of sticking to …

Party chief courts fame to help impoverished county

Chen Xingjia sky-dives to promote Badong, Hubei Province, where he works as the Party chief. Photo: Courtesy of Chen Xingjia Performing in music videos and sky-diving are just some of the ways in which Chen Xingjia, Party chief of a poverty-stricken county in Central China’s Hubei Province, has won people over. While these stunts seem …