A video exposed five Shanghai Superior Court officers who solicited prostitutes, causing a public sensation. Ironically, the places that court officers go to solicit prostitutes are labeled as “major reception sites of People’s Government of Shanghai City.” Some commentators stated that Shanghai judicial system is corrupt to such a degree that Jiang Zemin, former Municipal Secretary of Shanghai, cannot absolve himself from blame. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Author on February 20, 2013
A Virginia-based cyber security firm has released a new report alleging a specific Chinese military unit is likely behind one of the largest cyber espionage and attack campaigns aimed at American infrastructure and corporations.
In the report, released today by Mandiant, China’s Unit 61398 is blamed for stealing “hundreds of terabytes of data from at least 141 organizations” since 2006, including 115 targets in the U.S. Twenty different industrial sectors were targeted in the attacks, Mandiant said, from energy and aerospace to transportation and financial institutions. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Author on April 21, 2011
SHANGHAI — A strike by truck drivers at Shanghai container ports continued for a second day Thursday, as they called for higher freight rates to offset rising fuel costs, firms and Chinese media said.
Hundreds of drivers, who gathered at several ports in the city on Wednesday morning, were mostly dispersed by police later that day, the Century Weekly magazine said on its website.
However, the story — which made no mention of any violence — was quickly removed and state media did not report further on the incident. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Author on March 12, 2011
By Sophia Fang & Gisela Sommer, Epoch Times Staff-
Three South Korean diplomats at the consulate in Shanghai are allegedly involved in a sex-for-favors scandal with a 33-year-old married Chinese woman, said by some news sources to be the granddaughter of the late Deng Xiaoping, China’s former paramount leader. Korean reports indicate the woman has obtained classified information including the phone numbers of high-ranking Korean officials.
Mrs. Deng Xinmin is married to a Korean national, referred to as Mr. J., who works in Shanghai. Mr. J. contacted authorities after he discovered sensitive information on his wife’s USB stick. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Author on February 9, 2011
By Susan Cornwell, WASHINGTON-
(Reuters) – China used its regulatory powers to scour the books of Citibank Shanghai in a “hostile” and “extraordinarily intrusive” 2007 audit that appeared primarily aimed at controlling Citi’s growth and uncovering its secrets to success, the bank’s top China executive at the time told U.S. officials.
The charges were contained in the cache of 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables obtained by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks that Reuters has reviewed. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Author on July 23, 2010
Human Rights in China, July 22, 2010 –
Wu Xuewei (吴雪伟), husband of Shanghai petitioner Mao Hengfeng (毛恒凤), told Human Rights in China (HRIC) that Mao has been suffering serious physical abuse in the Anhui Provincial Women’s Reeducation-Through-Labor (RTL) Camp, where Mao is serving an 18-month sentence. Wu stated that Mao told him during a brief meeting at the camp on July 21 that the abuses include: frequent beatings carried out by inmates who were encouraged and directed by camp police officers; being hit on the head by a chair twice; being lifted and pulled by her arms and legs and thrown repeatedly against the floor; not being allowed to go to the bathroom or bathe.
In March 2010, Mao was ordered by Shanghai authorities to serve one-and-a-half years of RTL for “disturbing social order” by shouting slogans outside a Beijing Court. She began serving in the Shanghai Women’s RTL Camp, but was transferred to Anhui on April 27, 2010, more than 600 kilometers from Shanghai.
Mao began petitioning in 1988 after being fired from her job for refusing to abort a second pregnancy. For her petition activies, she has been forced into psychiatric hospitals by the authorities many times, and suffered many types of abuse and torture while imprisoned in the Shanghai Women’s Prison.
The Chinese original of Wu Xuewei’s description of the mistreatment of Mao is available at: http://gb.hrichina.org/public/contents/19995.
Posted by Author on March 31, 2010
Malcolm Farr, The Daily Telegraph, Australia, March 31, 2010 –
THE Government is tracking the trials of 18 Australians facing charges of “economic crimes” as it deals with the 10-year sentence imposed on former mining executive Stern Hu.
The clear majority of Australians before the courts in China — 18 of a total of 23 — have been arrested in relation to “fraud and other economic crimes”, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said yesterday.
There are 17 Australians serving sentences in Chinese prisons, according to DFAT. Most were convicted of fraud or corruption.
A further two were on assault charges, one is on a charge for a car accident, one for a visa violation and one is on a drugs charge.
Hu, an Australian citizen, was sentenced to ten years in jail plus two hefty fines for bribery and industrial espionage after a three-day trial, in which the part covering claims of spying was closed to Australian observers.
In related developments, corporate watchdog the Australian Securities and Investments Commission said yesterday it was monitoring developments after the jailing of Hu.
And in London, the Serious Fraud Office said it was reviewing whether to launch an inquiry following comments by the Chinese judge who sentenced Hu and his three Chinese colleagues in Shanghai on Monday……. (more details from The Daily Telegraph)
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Posted by Author on February 28, 2010
By Jing Ru, Sound of Hope Radio Network, Via The Epochtimes, Feb. 28, 2010-
Jiang Feng checked his luggage at the Shanghai Pudong International airport on the afternoon of Feb. 18, just like every other time. He was on the way to the U.S. to meet his wife, an erhu virtuoso for the New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts. After passing through security and before boarding his flight, he disappeared.
Had he made it to the plane Mr. Jiang would have arrived at the Newark airport before heading to Radio City Music Hall, where his wife, Mei Xuan, was to perform that night.
Phone calls to the airport and interviews with passengers of the flight indicate irregularities around the disappearance, leading many to conclude that Ms. Mei Xuan’s husband was kidnapped by Chinese authorities.
Professor of law Yuan Hongbing, who now lives in exile in Australia, provided his outspoken views to a reporter from SOH radio on the apparent disappearance of Mr. Jiang, and the CCP’s attitude to Shen Yun generally.
Mr. Yuan says this incident indicates that the Chinese communist regime “hates and fears” Shen Yun Performing Arts for spreading the traditional Chinese culture across the world.
The incident reflects two issues, he says. The first is that the CCP has deep animosity against traditional Chinese culture. “Shen Yun Performing Arts is, after all, a performance to promote traditional Chinese culture. The CCP have exercised state terrorism at a critical time to make a performer’s husband disappear. It is very obvious that they are against Chinese culture.”
Secondly, “Shen Yun Performing Arts exactly exposes the ugly fact that the CCP have been trampling the traditional culture of its own country,” he said.
An Epoch Times reporter called the police substation at the Shanghai Pudong Airport to enquire about Mr. Jiang. The individuals who answered said they weren’t sure what had happened to him, but suggested he was taken into custody by either the National Security police or the 610 Office.
The 610 Office is an extralegal body established in July 1999 for the purpose of coordinating and carrying out the persecution of the Falun Gong spiritual practice, of which both Jiang Feng and Mei Xuan are adherents.
At no time prior to the flight’s departure from Shanghai was Mr. Jiang paged on the public address system for failing to board his flight, according to passengers interviewed by The Epoch Times.
“What the CCP has done simply shows the world that the Chinese communist regime is the most evil tyranny in human history,” Yuan said…….. (more details from The Epochtimes)