Known as “Mayor Bulldozer” for the massive infrastructure projects he built while running the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, Ji Jianye traveled to Beijing last year to represent his province in the national legislature. He won’t be at this year’s gathering which starts today.
The gap in reported economic output between China’s provinces and national statistics narrowed for the first time in six years as Communist Party leaders vowed to reduce the focus on growth in evaluating local officials.
China’s ruling Communist Party vowed to curb corruption and enforce party discipline following an official media report that hundreds of regional lawmakers accepted bribes and dozens committed electoral fraud.
A Chinese journalist detained by police from Hunan province for allegedly defaming a state-owned company said he accepted payments in exchange for releasing fabricated reports, China Central Television said.
A cash-for-votes scandal in China’s southern city of Hengyang that snared more than 500 lawmakers underscores the challenges facing Xi Jinping as he enters his second year in charge of the world’s second-biggest economy.
Authorities in central China’s Hunan province will detain two men for five days for spreading a “rumor” on the internet that 5,000 policemen and 100 police vehicles were seen guarding a wedding convoy, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
A candidate for a provincial legislature in southern China’s Hunan province said he gave out about 320,000 yuan ($51,435) in bribes to voters in a failed bid to win a seat, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
The Chinese entrepreneur and the Peruvian shopkeeper have never met. Yet Li Shiping’s dream of riches and success in China is uprooting Victor Raul Ancieta’s village 18,000 kilometers (11,000 miles) away in the Andes.