China’s organized crime crackdown is proving successful, according to the government’s press agency, with 3,021 people investigated or “punished,” 1,229 organized crime groups busted and millions in US dollars recovered.
The United States on Wednesday convicted a former Hong Kong official who was backed by a Chinese energy firm of bribery and money laundering, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York.
China is demanding Canada immediately release the chief financial officer of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, who was arrested on unspecified charges in Vancouver Saturday and now faces possible extradition to the United States.
In a dynamic week for world-wide police agency Interpol, the organization has accepted two new members, rejected the application of Kosovo and named on Wednesday a new president after the previous one resigned following his arrest in China.
The former top prosecutor of Shanghai who was sentenced last month to life imprisonment for a US$10 million bribery scheme has implicated some 100 officials linked to his corruption case, an anonymous source told the South China Morning Post this week.
Huang Qi, an activist billed as China’s first “cyber dissident” who has been imprisoned for two years, is in danger of dying in police custody if he does not receive immediate medical treatment, human rights groups said in a statement released Monday.
Lu Wei, once the gatekeeper of the internet for the entire population of China, pleaded guilty on Friday to abuse of power and accepting what amounted to US$4.6 million in bribes over the span of his 15-year career.
Chinese demand for luxury timber is driving logging in the Solomon Islands at an unsustainable rate, and may see them stripped of forest by 2036, according to a new report by Global Witness.
The Chinese government’s anti-corruption efforts have now taken aim at Lai Xiaomin, 56, who was expunged from the Communist party on Monday for alleged legal violations, including accepting bribes and using his power to sleep with women, a government statement said.
Two weeks after Meng Hongwei, the president of Interpol, went missing after sending his wife a mysterious knife emoji, Chinese authorities announced that he was being detained and investigated over bribery allegations.
Two weeks after conservation officials alleged there’d been an unprecedented slaughter of elephants in Botswana’s national parks, the country’s officials challenged their numbers, saying this year’s elephant killings were at a normal level.
Over the past 17 years, nearly 96 million large sea snails valued at US$900 million have been illegally poached off the coast of South Africa and trafficked by organized crime groups, a new report released Wednesday reveals.
A court in Hong Kong doled out a three-month sentence on Monday to a woman for importing a 29-ton shipment of endangered Honduran rosewood, the news portal Coconuts HK reported.
The man who orchestrated China’s strictest internet censorship was arrested for suspected bribery, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) announced Monday.
Fifteen people, including the CEO of a major pharmaceutical company, have been arrested in China after an investigation showed the company sold 252,600 vaccine doses that failed to meet safety regulations, according to a police statement cited by state media on Tuesday.
Two Chinese flight attendants were fined and ordered to leave the United States on Monday for attempting to smuggle dozens of protected box and spotted turtles in carry-on bags from Los Angeles to China, local news reported.
The man responsible for embezzling US$485 million from his employer and perpetuating the biggest bank corruption scandal in China’s history was repatriated from the United States on Wednesday, according to a statement by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the Communist Party of China.
Sun Bo, the man in charge of building China’s new aircraft carrier, was detained for corruption charges, according to a brief statement made by the National Supervisory Commission of China on Saturday. The move reflects President Xi Jinping’s pledge to crack down on corruption.
A Hong Kong-based company is advertising a new, even cheaper immigration program than the one suspended last year, promising Hungarian residency permits to those who invest US$92,000 in real estate and pay almost $60,000 in fees, OCCRP partner Direkt36 reported on Wednesday.
The former driver of a local government official who is suspected of corruption died while being interrogated by the Chinese anti-graft agency, the South China Morning Post reported on Thursday.
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