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China's Communist Party expels official of power gear maker for graft

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posted on May, 25 2014 @ 11:54 PM
It sounds like China is getting downright serious about going after some of the corruption they've been enduring......

BEIJING, May 26 (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party has expelled a senior official of a state-run power equipment maker for taking huge bribes in violation of the law, the party's anti-graft watchdog said on Monday.

The removal of Huang Baodong, deputy general manager of Power Construction Corporation of China, adds to evidence that the power sector could be the latest to face anti-graft probes by the government.

Of course there are two sides to every story and this story is no exception. China is as guilty of political intrigue and infighting as anyone it seems...

But the drive is also seen as a tool to remove Xi's opponents, in an unprecedented campaign that targets some of China's most high-ranking officials.

"Huang Baodong took advantage of his position to seek benefits for others, and accepted huge amounts of bribes from others," the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said on its website, but gave no details of the sums involved.

So....crackdown or political shakedown?

I suppose that may just be the question. . .

posted on May, 26 2014 @ 12:01 AM
a reply to: Wrabbit2000

the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection

That says it all. It's neither a crackdown or political shakedown. It's business as usual.

Surprised China never fell into the Periphery with their M.O. But, every dog has their day I guess.

posted on May, 26 2014 @ 12:19 AM
S & F, President Xi Jingping is doing a Great Job of Cleaning House and has been for the last eighteen months.
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posted on May, 26 2014 @ 01:50 PM
a reply to: Wrabbit2000

China is becoming a very interesting topic lately.

With the issues they are having in their west, compounded by the fact they are unable to prevent the attacks, no matter how many military/paramilitary units they send.

They are now seeing an uptick with suicide bombings and out right challenging of the government. Even more peculiar is the fact China is unable to control the information so it did not leak out.

With their new President comes the purge since he made a pledge to end corruption and holding officials accountable. They just had a strike involving more than 30k Chinese workers. The purpose of all of those ghost cities was not so much for people to move there as much as it was to keep people employed via construction, which in turn requires factories to make the items needed etc etc.

The more their citizens are exposed to "western" convinces the more pushback the Chinese government will get when they try to crack down in areas.

I am wondering if the conditions in China are for worse than is generally known, which might explain why they all of a sudden in the last few years reapplied old territorial claims they originally abandoned.

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