chef du bureau des statistiques anciennes Wang Bao'an assiste à une conférence de nouvelles à Beijing Jan. 13, 2010. (Reuters / Stringer)chef du bureau des statistiques anciennes Wang Bao'an assiste à une conférence de nouvelles à Beijing Jan. 13, 2010. (Reuters / Stringer)

En mai 31, tribunaux à travers la Chine ont trouvé séparément six déshonoré officiels chinois de haut rang coupables de corruption et émis des peines.

Les six fonctionnaires sont soit associés à, ou font partie de, la faction politique supervisé par l'ancien patron du Parti communiste chinois Jiang Zemin.

Trois des bureaux statistiques des fonctionnaires de l'ancien chef Wang Bao'an, ancien chef Luoyang Chen Xuefeng, et ancien maire Ningbo City Lu-Ziyue avait accepté des pots de vin totalisant des centaines de millions de yuans (de dizaines de millions en dollars) en valeur, et ont été condamnés à la réclusion à perpétuité.

L'autre trois ancien président China Telecom Chang Xiaobing, ex-Sichuan Ville vice-gouverneur Li Chengyun, et ex-président Wuhan Iron and Steel Deng Qilin-devaient servir 6, 10, et 15 ans respectivement pour corruption allant de millions à des dizaines de millions de yuans.

Chang Xiaobing est peut-être le plus important des six. Il a une fois helmed China Telecom et China Unicom, deux des plus grandes entreprises de télécommunications appartenant à l'État de la Chine. China Unicom est largement admis avoir longtemps été entre les mains de Jiang Mianheng, le fils aîné de Jiang Zemin.

Chang Xiaobing, ancien chef de China Telecom et China Unicom, à Hong Kong le août. 8, 2013. (Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images)

Chang Xiaobing, ancien chef de China Telecom et China Unicom, à Hong Kong le août. 8, 2013. (Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images)

Chang est connu pour être proche des confidents de Jiang, et est également soupçonné d'être un proche collaborateur de Jiang Mianheng. Quand enquête était en cours dans Chang 2015, plusieurs sites d'information de Chine continentale ont rapporté la vente de Chang d'un 1.2 milliards de yuans (sur $176 million) immeuble de bureaux appartenant à l'Etat au vice-président militaire tombé en disgrâce Guo Boxiong pour un tiers de sa valeur marchande. patron politique de Guo est Jiang Zemin.

Baoding la Cour populaire intermédiaire dans la province septentrionale du Hebei qui a condamné Chang réduit sa peine parce qu'il avait révélé les crimes des autres aux autorités, selon les médias d'Etat. Chang a été condamné à une amende 500,000 yuans fin ($73,000) et destiné à servir une peine d'emprisonnement de 6 ans.

Bien que non mentionné dans les rapports de l'État chinois, quelques-uns des fonctionnaires qui ont été poursuivis en mai 31 ont également été trouvés impliqués dans Jiang Zemin campagne de persécution contre la discipline spirituelle traditionnelle chinoise Falun Gong.

Se sentant menacé par la popularité du Falun Gong (Il y avait 70 millions à 100 millions de pratiquants en 1999, selon les estimations des praticiens et officiels), Jiang a ordonné la pratique supprimée en Juillet 1999. Jiang a ensuite encouragé les autorités chinoises à participer activement à la persécution en leur promettant pouvoir et de richesse.

Chen Xuefeng, l'ancien secrétaire du Parti de la ville de Luoyang dans la province du Henan, est un exemple remarquable d'un fonctionnaire qui semble avoir été récompensé pour adhérer à la politique de persécution de Jiang.

Chen est un associé de longue date de Li Changchun. dans, un haut allié de Jiang Zemin, est un ancien membre du Comité permanent du Bureau politique qui était autrefois chef du Parti de la province du Henan.

Chen, qui, une fois helmed compagnies énergétiques locales appartenant à l'État, a été faite Henan vice-gouverneur en Janvier 2011. Deux ans plus tard, il a été promu chef Luoyang. La sévérité de la persécution du Falun Gong dans la ville de Luoyang semblait coïncider avec le mandat de Chen en haut bureau de la ville de la mi-2013 2016, selon la Minghui.org, un centre d'échange d'informations de première main sur la persécution.

Chen a été étudié pour la corruption en Janvier 2016. En mai 31, 2017, la Cour de Jingzhou populaire intermédiaire ville en Chine centrale a trouvé Chen coupable de corruption passive dépassant 125 millions de yuans (sur $18 million) entre 2000 et 2015, ainsi que causer 224 millions de yuans dans les pertes nationales avec son « arbitraire des biens de l'Etat. » Le tribunal a condamné Chen à la vie en prison.

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gangs armés de couteaux se heurtent à l'extérieur des hôpitaux et répandre l'autre sang en Chine sur une précieuse ressource—les dons de sang.
« Ceux qui opèrent ici doivent savoir comment combattre, vous avez obtenu cette?” ledit Xiao Su, debout à l'extérieur du premier hôpital affilié de l'Université Soochow, dans la province du Jiangsu, récemment.
Xiao est un fantassin dans un gang qui contrôle le commerce du sang dans deux hôpitaux en Chine. Ces groupes se développent en raison des règlements vagues de la Chine sur les dons de sang, qui ont incitées une industrie de l'ombre violente.
Parce que les dons de sang sont extrêmement faibles en Chine—un manque de confiance sociale est une des principales raisons—il y a une loi qui donne mandat qui obtient une transfusion sanguine. Il dit que si un patient est en mesure de présenter un certificat indiquant qu'ils ont encouragé les amis et la famille à faire un don, ils sont en mesure d'obtenir du sang. Mais ce n'est pas toujours facile de convaincre des êtres chers à faire un don.
C'est là que les gangs dans l'étape.
Le système fonctionne comme celui-ci: Les gangs annoncent les paiements pour les dons de sang en ligne. Ils paître membres prêts du public à travers le processus, fournir des renseignements personnels pour le certificat du patient, and pose as friends or family as they go to the hospital. They receive their payoff, and the gang then sells the certificate to the patient in need of the transfusion.
The business is so lucrative that these gangs have cropped up, each controlling their own piece of turf, typically around the donations and blood certificates in one hospital or area.
“Look at my boss over there, he’s got muscles all over his body. He works out everyday,” said Xiao Su to the reporter from Qilu Evening News. Xiao Su works for Mr. Zhou, a blood trafficking gang boss.
Squatting on the pavement with his bowl haircut and black biker jacket, Xiao told the news station he had gotten into a knife fight “right hereless than a week after he started working for Mr. Zhou. “This business is built on bloody fights.
A Lucrative Trade
Xiao Su estimates that he makes about 200,000 yuan (sur $30,800) a year from trafficking in blood, a princely sum given that the average Chinese worker only earns about 8,000 yuan (sur $1,200). But his payout is miniscule compared to the approximately 100 millions de yuans (sur $154,000) gang boss Mr. Zhou makes per annum.
The Zhou gang generates its wealth by abusing China’s blood donation legislation, which has an article that encourages the family or friends of hospital patients to donate blood for a certificate in a mutual aid donation scheme.
Because Chinese hospitals are perennially short of bloodthe state-run China Daily claims that there were 9.4 donations per thousand people in 2014 en Chine, lesser than the 11.7 à 36.8 donations per thousand for middle to high-income countries, according to statistics from the World Health Organizationand because hospitals cannot easily verify a donor’s actual relationship to a patient, black markets ran by blood trafficking syndicates are able to thrive.
And Soochow University’s First Affiliated Hospital has a policy that unwittingly props the black market operated by Mr. Zhou and two other gang bossesthe hospital will only provide blood from its bank to patients who require emergency treatment, and requires all patients in non-life threatening conditions to use the mutual blood donation scheme.
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The blood trafficking syndicates work through social media or direct solicitation, according to Qilu Evening News.
A typical blood donation advertisement posted to the popular Chinese messaging service WeChat reads: “Looking for blood donors, with compensation of 200 yuan for 200cc, et 400 yuan and a gift worth 100 yuan for 400 cc. The donor must be at least 18 ans. Male donors must weigh at least 115 livres sterling, and female donors must weigh at least 104 livres sterling. Arms must be free of needle marks.A telephone number is listed at the end of the ad.
Xiao Su the gang lackey told Qilu Evening News that he had recently broached a man at Suzhou’s Red Cross blood donation center and got him to make a mutual aid donation. The doctor at the hospital didn’t take any steps to verify the man’s relationship to the patient who he was donating blood to before issuing a certificate.
Blood gangs turf wars are not limited to the coastal province of Jiangsu. Dans 2013, four gang members were handed prison terms when two rival syndicates violently clashed outside Jishuitan Hospital in Beijing, according to Chinese news portal Netease.
A Black Market
The Chinese regime’s health ministry has tried to curb the blood trade by capping the amount of mutual aid donation blood a hospital can store, while the local authorities in the city of Wuhan have banned mutual aid donations altogether, selon Caixin, a respected business magazine.
But the black market for blood donations isn’t likely to collapse in the near future because Chinese citizens are generally unenthusiastic about donating blood, the consequence of a number of high-profile scandals in recent decades.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Chinese regime health officials encouraged farmers to sell their blood and plasma to hospitals or blood banks, but owing to the unsanitary manner in which the procedure was carried out, hundreds of thousands were inflicted with HIV—montant approximatif de 500,000 à 700,000 people were affected in Henan Province alone, according to human rights website Canyu.org.
The Guo Meimei scandal in 2011 also affected the Red Cross Society of China’s efforts to collect blood. Guo, a young socialite who posted pictures of her extravagant living in the internet, had claimed to be a Red Cross manager on her social media account. The scandal caused the Chinese people to distrust the Red Cross and not support its initiatives.

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Skimming through news articles in Chinese publications, it’s hard not to notice a trend emerging out of the average: the superb quality of China’s police force.
The purported exploits, from ordinary acts of kindness to detective triumphs of extraordinary merit, of these tireless “uncle policemen,” as they are known to Chinese, are recorded in bombastic diction and overwrought detail.
In this file photo paramilitary police march through Tiananmen Square in Beijing on Nov. 7, 2012. (Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty Images)
En mars 29, Dahe Daily published a piece about a Chinese man who had hired a hit man to kill himself. Much of the article, toutefois, focuses not on the news per se, but dedicates a formidable section of text to the brilliance and persistence of the police officers investigating the case.
“Detective Zhang Jiong has grown a full beard as he stands in trance on the beach of the Yellow Sea on Nov. 15,” an excerpt from the article reads. “His team has been struggling to find the suspect for 30 journées, and Zhang will not shave until the arrest is made. This is his vow.
Or the case of an officer who cared selflessly for a death row criminal in the last months of his life:
Wu Youlin, a murderer of two children in the southeastern province of Jiangxi was sentenced to death, and the execution was carried out last December. However, a “model policeman,” Huang Shuibiao, provided exceptional care for the doomed convict, going so far as to buy Wu underwear and food as well as find out his birthday and present him a custom-made cake.
Dans 2014, when Wu’s mother passed away, Huang, whose deeds appeared in a provincial state-run publication, took it upon himself to drive to Wu’s hometown and send a floral wreath for the deceased, as Wu could not go himself on account of being incarcerated. Before his execution, Wu gave Huang a tearful embrace, and was reported to say “you treated me this well for so many years, even if I were a dog, I would be moved!”
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Using social media, these narratives can reach hundreds of millions with their posts and narrative police work, boosting the image of the authorities and in particular the Communist Party.
But not everyone is ready to buy it. “Isn’t this just what the police are supposed to do?” one internet comment reads.
Public security authorities have also been accused of primarily serving the interests of officials and the wealthy, while callously ignoring crime against ordinary Chinese.
Chinese police push away journalists and supporters of human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang demonstrating near the Beijing Second Intermediate People’s Court in Beijing on December 14, 2015. (FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)
Another berates the media for whitewashing the police: “you guys don’t see the traffic cops when they’re crazed. There are too many things that you don’t see and don’t understand. Hopefully you can come to see things from the perspective of the common people.
In a recent case that caused widespread outrage on Chinese social media, a woman staying in a Beijing hotel was assaulted and nearly kidnapped, but was brushed off by the officers on duty when she contacted them to give details about the attack.
“I live in a country where posting on Weibo (a popular Chinese social media platform) is more useful than reporting to the police,” one sympathetic netizen wrote.
About a week following the above incident, en avril 10, reports emerged of a young woman from the city of Wuhan who was apparently drugged and sexually harassed by police.
According to the local Chutian Metropolis Daily, while riding an express train, the woman passed out after inexplicably feeling dizzy and breaking out into a sweat. An officer poured water on her to wake her up, and then tried to coax her into watching pornographic videos with him on his phone.
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Sporting fake Rolex watches, iPhones, fake BMC car keys, and speaking Cantonese, six men from rural Anhui Province became fake Hong Kong businessmen and managed to scam 100,000 yuan (sur $15,000) from dozens of people in the city of Wuhan, central China.
The con men. (via NetEase)
Dans un cas, one of the men approached a 19-year-old female college student, who was taken in by his stylish attire, the Chutian Metropolis Daily reported. Speaking in a heavy southern accent, he asked her where he could find an HSBC Investment Bank, then borrowed her phone and had a lengthy conversation in Cantonese, which is spoken as a lingua franca in Hong Kong.  
After the conversation, the man invited the student to coffee. While talking, he claimed that he was in the mainland to pay bills for a hospitalized friend, but was unable to withdraw any cash. The woman was convinced and lent him 3,000 yuan (sur $460), which he promised to pay back the next day. Au lieu, he took the money and disappeared.
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In the coffee shop. (via NetEase)
Cantonese is a Chinese language spoken in southern China, Hong Kong, and among overseas Chinese that is not mutually intelligible with Mandarin, the official language of China, though the writing systems are mostly compatible. Because southern Chinese have a reputation for being good at business, Cantonese has earned a certain level of prestige among class-conscious mainlanders.
The six men were arrested on April 22 by the Wuhan police.
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The Beijing Auto Show, which begins April 25, will witness a skirmish between foreign and domestic automakers aiming to capture consumer interest amidst a downbeat growth climate for the industry.
Beijing alternates with Shanghai to host China’s flagship annual auto show. Merely five years ago, la 2011 Beijing Motor Show was an afterthought for foreign automakers as only a handful participated and Japanese car manufacturers unveiled no new models there.
Today China is the world’s biggest automobile market, and its Motor Show has gained the same significance as annual industry events in Detroit, Geneva, and Tokyo. It’s also a window into China’s massiveyet bizarrely fragmentedcar market, with foreign sports cars showcased next to their Chinese copycat doppelgangers.
Cette année, global automakers reserved some of their biggest launches for Beijing. The pomp and circumstance underscores both China’s importance to automakers as well as the pressure of acquiring market share in an increasingly downbeat growth environment.
China is the biggest market for General Motors, which sold 3.6 million vehicles there last year, une 5.2 percent increase. Mercedes-Benzwhich lags behind its German rivals BMW and Audi in China—vendu 373,459 vehicles there last year, une 33 pour cent d'augmentation de 2014. Toyota’s luxury division Lexus saw its China sales jump 14 pour cent à 88,500 dans 2015, becoming the brand’s second biggest market after the United States.
Major debuts in Beijing this year include the Acura CDX subcompact crossover, Citroen C6 (China-only), Infiniti QX Sport SUV concept, 2017 Lexus IS, Mazda CX-4 wagon, Porsche 718 Cayman, and a new Volkswagen Touareg concept.
Battle of SUVs
SUVs have become a bright spot in 2016 for the Chinese auto industry. Sales of SUVs soared 52 percent last year and helped drive overall car sales gains in March after a muted January-February period.
 
The Infiniti QX Sport SUV concept. (Photo courtesy of Infiniti)
While government tax cuts no doubt assisted, SUV sales jumped 46 percent in March versus a year ago, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). Sedans, d'autre part, suffered a 3.3 percent sales drop.
Demand for SUVs is forecasted to continue in 2016, as consumers trade up from compact sedans and find low gas prices offsetting SUVstypically higher operating costs.
But foreign automakers were largely watching from the sidelines during in the recent SUV surge. The five best-selling SUVs in the first three months of 2016 were all Chinese branded. Chinese manufacturers account for 65 percent of the SUV market, and with lower prices, they dominate the lower end of the market.
“The Beijing Motor Show will be the platform for international and domestic auto makers to showcase new products, specifically SUVs in the aim to capture greater market share,” Namrita Chow, an analyst at IHS Automotive, écrit dans un récent rapport.
New vehicle lineups at the Beijing Motor Show reflect this trend. Foreign automakers such as Honda, Mazda, and Volkswagen are bringing several crossover and SUV models to the show, hoping to carve out a larger piece of China’s SUV sales growth.
Competition is expected to be steep. Fiat Chrysler AutomobilesJeep brand will debut its China-manufactured Renegade. Honda Motor Co. plans to unveil two SUVs designed for China. Domestic brands such as Great Wall, China’s leading SUV brand, and Chery both plan to unveil at least one new SUV at the Beijing Motor Show.
Later this year, Shanghai Automotive Industries Corp., Guangzhou Auto Co. and Dongfeng Motor Co. are expected to launch as many as three new SUVs each.
Overcapacity Concerns
Foreign automakers are investing billions of dollars into manufacturing plants in China. General Motors opened a $1.3 billion Cadillac assembly plant near Shanghai this year, and will open another $1 billion factory in Wuhan next year. South Korea’s Hyundai plans to open a plant near Beijing later this year and another in Chongqing in 2017.
 
Teaser photo of the 2017 Lexus IS to debut at 2016 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. (Photo courtesy of Lexus USA)
Investment research firm Sanford C. Bernstein projects a 22 percent increase in China’s car manufacturing capacity in the next two years to 28.8 million vehicles annually. That figure approaches the sum of the U.S. (17.5 million units) and European Union (12.6 million units) automobile markets combined.
CAAM estimates that Chinese passenger vehicle sales will reach 22.8 millions en 2016. If that figure holds, Chinese vehicle sales would need to increase by 26 pour cent en 2017 for demand to meet capacity.
China’s auto sales during the first three months grew 6.8 pour cent, but sales are inflated by a sales tax incentive China implemented last September on small cars, which account for 70 percent of all sales. Consumers buying cars with engine displacements of 1.6 liter or less pay 5 percent sales taxhalf of the 10 percent tax levied on all other vehicle purchasesthrough 2016.
Given the anticipated expiration of incentives, “2017 will be a very difficult year for the auto industry, probably no growth,” Yale Zhang, managing director of Automotive Foresight, a Shanghai consulting firm, told the New York Times.
Dans 2009 et 2010, a similar tax incentive propelled vehicle sales. When the reduction expired, auto sales effectively flattened in 2011 et 2012.
“Nobody foresaw how quickly demand would slow. Prices will fall. Profitability will suffer,” said Michael Dunne, a consultant on Chinese auto market strategy.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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A Chinese man has become the butt of jokes on Chinese social media for having outlandish expectations of his future wifeand for using his father’s supposed job title as leverage.
According to an advertisement on a marriage bulletin board in Wuhan City’s Liberation Park, the would-be bride of Mr. Hu, a 43-year-old resident of Jiang’an District in Hubei Province, must have a “college degree, a job, pretty face and good body, and must give birth to a boy.
When asked by Chutian Metropolis Daily what would become of the woman he marries if she doesn’t produce a son, M. Hu said: “It doesn’t mean that we would get a divorce.He added that his parents also desire a grandson.
A Chinese netizen decided to give Mr. Hu a little biology lesson on the popular microblogging site Sina Weibo.
“Do you not know that the sex of a baby is determined by the father’s X and Y chromosomes? With your level of intelligence, you don’t deserve a wife,” wrote “thatArtemis.”  
According to his ad, M. Hu is doing quite well in life on his ownhe claims to be the chief of a state-run company and makes 6,000 yuan (sur $930) un mois—but he decided to add the line “my father is a bureau chiefat the end of the ad.
Chinese netizens took aim at Mr. Hu’s brag, which is by no means small because top Chinese Communist Party cadres are privileged beyond ordinary Chinese citizens.
“Yet another person who boasts ‘My father is Li Gang and I’m wealthy,’” wrote a netizen from Hubei.
“My father is Li Gangbecame an online catchphrase after a prominent hit-and-run incident in October 2010. Li Qiming, the 22-year-old son of Li Gang, a deputy police chief in the city of Baoding in Hebei Province, had ran over two female college students while drink driving. When he was finally apprehended, Li Qiming shouted the now popular phrase because he believed that his father’s status would grant him immunity; he was later found guilty and sentenced to six years in prison.
“I can understand Mr. Hu’s desire for a male child, but I can’t believe that his father is a bureau chief,” wrote “Brother Advicefrom Beijing. “But given Mr. Hu’s age, his father is probably in his 70s if he’s still alive; so how can his father still be a bureau chief?”
Senior Party cadres are typically allowed to stay in office until they are 65.

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The architect behind China’s massive internet censorship apparatus found himself in an embarrassing situation recentlyhaving to publicly show how to bypass his own creation.
Fang Binxing, known as the Father of China’s Great Firewall, was at his alma mater, the Harbin Institute of Technology on April 3, to give a lecture titled “Defining Safety in Cyberspace,” reported Hong Kong’s Oriental Net.
Fang’s trouble started when he couldn’t access the website of South Korea’s Defense Department. He had originally intended to access the site to show how South Korea censored online content from North Koreawhich would have done justice for the existence of China’s own censorship apparatus.  
En réponse, he had to carry on his demonstration through a virtual private network or VPN, which would allow him to access the Internet through a server outside of China. Fang, toutefois, had to abandon the use of VPN all together due to poor connection, after he failed to access other censored sites such as Facebook, Google and Twitter. It is unclear what Fang’s intention was of wanting to access these banned social media sites in China.  
Fang was originally supposed to take questions during a scheduled Q and A session, according to Oriental Net, but this part of the event was abruptly cancelled and a school official reminded the students not to access censored sites.
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Netizens delighted in the irony of the episode. Xin Rui Cheng, a law firm based in Sichuan and established in 2009, a écrit: “May sickness soon conquer Professor Fang.
“Fang shot himself in the foot,” said a netizen going by the name “Zhou Ren Su Qinfrom Guangdong.
“He was trying to prove how great his firewall was,” said a netizen with the monkey “Tibetan Fanfrom Tibet.
The Great Firewall of China, officially named “Golden Shieldproject, is a censorship tool for Chinese government to block the unwanted websites such as Facebook, and police can also filter keywords from searches conducted on computers in mainland China through the project.
Fang is disliked by Chinese public for his contribution in the Great Firewall. En mai 19, 2011, he went to Wuhan University to attend an academic event and was targeted by shoe and eggs thrown by a student from another school. He dodged the egg but was hit by the shoe.
In a February interview with Global Times in 2011, Fang admitted that he had six VPNs on his computer, “But I only try them to test which side wins: the GFW or the VPN. I’m not interested in reading messy information like some of that anti-government stuff.
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Un étudiant dans le centre de la Chine a récemment abordé deux sujets jugés sensibles par le régime communiste chinois—il soutient une république démocratique et critique de Mao Zedong—et a été rapidement transporté loin pour un traitement psychiatrique.
"Je l'ai écrit au sujet de ma foi en la République de Chine; Je préconisais une Chine unifiée sous une république, et le retour de la démocratie. J'ai aussi écrit que Mao Zedong est le plus grand boucher, et a exprimé d'autres opinions en ce sens,” dit Lao Yeli à New Tang Dynasty Television (NTD), un radiodiffuseur de langue chinoise basée à New York qui fait partie du groupe de médias Epoch. "Quelqu'un a ensuite pris une capture d'écran de mon intervention et m'a signalé à l'administration scolaire,” at-il ajouté.
Wholly unamused avec des déclarations politiques de leurs élèves et son refus de les rétracter, les responsables de l'école à une université sans nom à Wuhan que le 22-year-old Lao assistait l'arrêta dans un hôpital psychiatrique sur Mars 25 pour des raisons qu'il avait «défauts de la personnalité et des idées extrémistes détenus.”
Lao dit NTD sur Mars 28, tout détenu à l'hôpital psychiatrique,qu'il avait diffusé ses opinions sur Tencent QQ le microblog de son école. Certains utilisateurs d'Internet (Lao estime qu'ils ont été payés commentateurs du régime) a demandé pourquoi il avait utilisé le drapeau de Taiwan—le soi-disant "Blue Sky, Le soleil blanc, Red Earth” conception—comme son image d'affichage de microblog.
Taïwan, une île dans la mer de Chine méridionale, est officiellement connu comme la République de Chine; la République de Chine est également l'état de la Chine de 1919 à 1949. Le gouvernement démocratique de Taiwan et le régime communiste chinois observe le soi-disant 1992 Consensus, ou la compréhension qu'il ya une seule Chine, et que les deux gouvernements ont une réclamation à elle.
Souhaitant pour la Chine continentale à être démocratique, toutefois, est un comportement malsain mentalement, au moins par la réaction du collège de Lao Yeli.
Dans une interview avec Radio Free Asia, Lao a déclaré qu'il avait «seulement accepté deux traitements” à l'hôpital psychiatrique, «Une thérapie physique standardisée et une thérapie de pied,” indiquant qu'il ne semble pas avoir été soumis à la torture psychiatrique, prend comme souvent dans le cas des ennemis politiques qui sont enfermés dans des centres de détention psychiatriques.
"L'hôpital initialement insisté pour que je prends des médicaments et des injections, mais je les rejetais,” Lao dit. Il a ajouté qu'il serait libéré de la Mars 29.
Chen Yongming, un érudit de la constitution chinoise, dit NTD que le régime chinois a été confinait les étudiants qui épousent les idéaux démocratiques dans des établissements psychiatriques depuis les années 1980, ainsi que "de nombreux militants de la démocratie.”
"Le régime chinois adopte cette pratique à ruiner la réputation d'une personne—d'autres pensent que l'avocat de la démocratie est contestée mentalement, et cela causerait la société en général à les aliéner,” Chen a dit.
Dans les premières années de la campagne pour persécuter la pratique spirituelle du Falun Gong, torture psychiatrique a également été largement utilisé. Après l'attention et la pression internationale intense, y compris la documentation minutieuse des abus en cours, la pratique a été largement abandonnée (adhérents si Falun Gong sont toujours détenus et torturés en grand nombre à l'aide de moyens conventionnels).

Lao ne porte pas de mauvais sentiments envers les parties qui ont informé sur lui, mais regrette son incarcération temporaire.
"Dire la vérité, rien ne se passerait si la personne me l'avait signalé à la police. Il y a beaucoup en Chine qui disent des choses semblables; si des arrestations ont été faites, la moitié de la population chinoise serait assis en prison,” Raconté Lao NTD. "Depuis que l'école a été impliqué, mais ils convoqués mes parents plus, et me confiné dans une institution mentale, où j'ai perdu ma liberté.”
Il a ajouté: «Je crois que je vais être libéré demain.”

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Zhou Cheng, the assumed name of a man in Wuhan, Chine centrale, noticed his pupil taking on a heart-like shape following a week of intense overtime work and sleepless nights.
Zhou, who works at a trading company, became cognizant of the condition on March 14, which incidentally happens to be White Day, an Asian follow-up to Valentine’s Day, according to a report by Wuhan Evening News.
His girlfriend initially joked that he had given her a most romantic gift, but the ailment is serious. A doctor at the Ai’er hospital in Wuhan diagnosed Zhou’s eye and found it to suffer from hemorrhaging and inflammation. Abnormal adhesion in his eye caused his pupil to become misshapen.
Zhou’s condition was exacerbated by a malfunctioning immune system. His vision is blurred.
“Our patients have all kinds of different shapes after adhesion of the pupils,” said Yan Jing, deputy chief of Ai’er Hospital’s eye care department. “There were even petal and crescent moon shapes.

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Gong Yuqun, a professor of English with an impeccable British accent, came of age during the Cultural Revolution in China, a time of political madness and turmoil when intellectuals were heavily persecuted. She made it through that period and went on to make significant contributions to English-language education in her home province.
But now, in her 70s, Gong has been unable to escape an even more ferocious political persecution: she was recently placed in a re-education center because she handed out information about the persecution of the Falun Gong spiritual practice in China.
Local police in China’s central province of Hubei abducted Gong on Feb. 22, the date of this year’s Lantern Festival, for passing out explanatory materials about Falun Gong and the deadly state campaign against it. The same night, she was transferred to the brainwashing facility after being deceived into giving her signature.
Falun Gong incorporates five meditation exercises and a body of moral discipline at the core of which is the cultivation of three cardinal principles—véracité, la compassion, et la tolérance. Practitioners have been unlawfully detained and thousands murdered by Chinese communist authorities since July 1999.
Gong Yuqun began practicing Falun Gong over twenty years ago at the age of 50, when it was still freely practiced in China. Like tens of millions of people who also took up the discipline, Gong found the practice improved her health and that its teachings aided her in resolving interpersonal conflicts at the workplace by reducing her competitive and selfish habits.
When she was out distributing Falun Gong flyers in the city of Wuchang (part of Wuhan), Gong was reported to the police and detained. Zhou Yingguo, the officer, told her that she would not be held for long on account of her age and would need her signature for processing purposes.
But instead of releasing her, Zhou turned Gong over to the Internal Security Bureau, a kind of secret political police force, in Wuchang, from which she was transferred to a brainwashing center in the outskirts of town. The building has no address or workplace title, and houses many others arrested for practicing Falun Gong.
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Minghui.org, a website that documents the persecution of Falun Gong, reported Gong Yuqun’s story on Feb. 28.
Brainwashing centers are widely used by the Chinese police as part of their effort to “transform” Les pratiquants de Falun Gong. À ce jour, several thousand Falun Gong adherents are confirmed to have died at the hands of the regime, but the real number of fatalities is estimated to be in the tens or hundreds of thousands.  
Gong Yuqun’s family discovered the brainwashing center’s location through extensive efforts. When they visited, two officers, a man and a woman, said that Gong was forbidden from seeing them. The staff refused to give their names.  
An Accomplished Educator
In the late 1970s, Professor Gong, then about 30 ans, was an instructor at a college in Wuchang. She applied for a position with an English instruction program that was airing on the Hubei Television and Radio Station. She was favored for her excellent command and pronunciation of British English, and was selected to host the program along with a male co-host.
Gong had the luck of completing her university degree in the 1960s, before the ten-year-long Cultural Revolution, which threw China and its education system into chaos. Many high school-age students were sent to the countryside instead of being allowed to pursue higher education.
By the time the Cultural Revolution ended in 1976, China had a generation of “lost youththat needed training in a broad range of subjects, including English.
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The English program that Gong hosted ran for several years and was especially helpful for these people as they struggled to master the subjects needed for the university entrance exams. Many devoted students expressed their gratitude to Gong and her co-host.
But because Gong never joined the Communist Party, her opportunities for promotion and pay raises were few and far between. Despite this, she is said to have maintained a positive attitude to her teaching work, Minghui reported.
About twenty years after the program ended, a parent approached Gong excitedly when she was receiving new students admitted to her school, Minghui said. “Professor Gong, I was able to go to university because of the English you taught me!”

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Tainted milk powder in China caught the world’s attention when it was exposed in 2008, and stories quickly emerged of Chinese shoppers hitting supermarkets around the world trying to secure the safety of their children. Now in China, there is a specter of an even greater danger for infants: tainted vaccinations.
Police in Shandong, eastern China, recently arrested Ms. Soleil, a pharmacist, and her daughter, accusing them of running a vast ring of out-of-date vaccinations. The bad vaccines were circulated in over 20 provinces, with proceeds of over 570 millions de yuans (sur 86.6 million) involved, according to the state mouthpiece Xinhua. Police found in Ms. Sun’s warehouse vaccines left out in the open air, without any refrigerationboth necessary for safe vaccine storage.
En Chine, vaccines for diseases like Hepatitis B and Polio are provided by the state. Immunization against other diseases, toutefois—including chickenpox, pneumococcal, diphtheria, tetanus and whooping coughrequires people to pay from their own pockets.
Those peddling a cheaper product, like Ms. Soleil, thus have an opportunity to get their foot in the door.
Mme. Sun is not a stranger to law enforcement. She was sentenced to three years in jail, suspended for five years, back in 2009, also for “running an illegal vaccine business.
Besides selling her substandard vaccines to illegal medical operators, Mme. Sun even sold them wholesale to officials working in provincial disease prevention departments around China.
Chinese media have not announced and prosecutions of the officials who bought the tainted supply off her.
En septembre 2015, in a separate case not believed to be connected to Ms. Soleil, stories of children getting sick and suffering high fever after being vaccinated were reported in Henan Province. Over 350 children had been vaccinated with products that were six months past their expiration date, it was later determined. Two children eventually died, according to state-run Yangcheng Evening News.
Even dogs in China appear to have fallen victim to bad vaccines, according to unconfirmed reports on Chinese social media.
On Sina Weibo, service Twitter-like de la Chine, a netizen from Zhejiang Province using the name “Qiu Qiu mm9said in a post on Nov. 17 that her dog died one week after getting a vaccine shot at a pet store. The owner denied responsibility and abused her on the phone when she called to complain, the post said.
On Baidu Tieba, a popular social media website, two other Internet users shared their own stories detailing the deaths of their dogs soon after they received vaccinations. One was from Shenzhen, in the south, and the other in Wuhan, Chine centrale.

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In China and around the world, tens of thousands of Chinese have observed the New Year by sending digital greeting cards to Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of the spiritual practice of Falun Gong, également connu sous le nom de Falun Dafa. While addressed to Mr.Li, the cards, beautifully displayed on the Falun Gong website Minghui.org, also send a message to Beijing.
The sending of these cards has become an annual event. They typically express appreciation and gratitude to Mr. dans, addressed as “Master,” a title of reverence for a teacher in traditional Chinese culture.
Over 16 il y a des années, the odds did not seem to favor this joyful custom taking hold. The Chinese regime launched a campaign to eradicate Falun Gong, which the regime’s leader, Jiang Zemin, expected to take three months.
À l'époque, montant approximatif de 100 million Chinese were practicing Falun Gong, whose adherents perform slow-motion exercises and live according to the principles of truthfulness, la compassion, et la tolérance.
The flood of colorful greetings from China is evidence the campaign against Falun Gong has failed. The cards come from all walks of life, and from all regions of China.
A New Year’s greeting card drawn by children practicing Falun Gong at Hengshui City, Hebei Province. It reads “Happy New Year Master.” (Minghui.org)
Steel workers in Tangshan, rail workers from Shanxi Province, oil workers from Chongqing, people working in the publication industry, bankers working at the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, and steel workers from state-owned enterprise Sinosteel have all sent their own beautifully crafted greeting cards.
A person working for a cigarette company in Shandong Province wrote: “Greetings Master. In the upcoming new year, your disciple firmly believes in truthfulness, la compassion, tolérance, as well as Dafa and Master.
The taking up of the practice by members of the military and the security apparatus was one of the reasons Jiang Zemin feared Falun Gong.
In the greetings posted on Minghui are cards from the General Staff Departmentthe headquarters unit for the People’s Liberation Army, and soldiers and officers in the Nanjing Military Region, the Guangzhou Military Region, and the Bureau of Ordnance and National Defense, as well as retired military officials from Guangdong.
University students in Shandong took the opportunity to send their good wishes to Mr. dans. Young practitioners from Hebei Province cherished the celebratory moment with beautifully hand-drawn greeting cards.
From the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, and Changchun, the city where Mr. Li first began teaching Falun Dafa in 1992, practitioners all wished Mr. Li a Happy New Year.
A New Year’s greeting card depicting two heavenly maidens and two snow cranes sent by practitioners working at the military’s General Staff Department to Mr. Li Hongzhi, founder of the Chinese spiritual practice Falun Gong. (Minghui.org)
 
People who do not practice Falun Gong, including those from Shandong, Jiangsu, Hubei, Beijing, Liaoning, Heilongjiang, Suchan, Wuhan, Hunan, and other areas, either wished Mr. Li a Happy New Year or thanked him.
One person from Xianning, a city in southeastern Hubei Province, a écrit: “After I learned the truth [about Falun Gong and the persecution], I know it was Jiang Zemin who started this persecution. And Jiang Zemin is the real criminal. And Jiang Zemin is the real culprit who breaks the law, causing so many people in China to misunderstand Master Li, as well as misunderstanding millions of wonderful Dafa disciples taught by Master Li. Master Li, I am here to give you my apology.
Large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners remain locked up in detention centers, brainwashing centers, camps de travail, or prisons in China. However, their captivity did not stop these practitioners from sending out greetings, including some from women’s labor camps in Fujian, Shanxi, and Hunan provinces, as well as individuals incarcerated in Xinjiang, Yunnan, Jiangsu, and Jinan provinces.

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Joke of the Week
In a street interview, China Central Television (CCTV) asked a young man: “What can you do for the mother country?” He replied: “Emigration, such that whatever I experience, it won’t make any unnecessary trouble for my motherland.The reporter then asked the second question: “What would you consider patriotic behavior?” He responded: “Emigration, such that whatever I experience, it will always bring trouble to capitalist countries.” —Weibo
Explanation: CCTV has been mocked by many netizens for asking questions in street interviews that are aimed at eliciting “politically correctreplies, spreading so-called “positive energy“. Such questions include: “What would you consider patriotic behavior and unpatriotic behavior?” or “Are you happy with your life now?” Normally Chinese people don’t give honest answers due to the underlying political pressure they’re being put under (and “incorrectresponses are unlikely to be broadcast anyway.) CCTV reporters have also been found in some cases to coach their interviewees.
The difference between China and North Korea: China is hard to see in the day, while North Korea is hard to see at night. —Mingjing News
Best of Weibo
The smog worsens, but “civilization progresses
@Zannmuling: “Back in 2008, there were a crazy number of complaints online against foreign athletes who wore masks during the Olympic Games. The complaints said that such an act was as an ‘insult to China.But so far, I haven’t seen any such complaints about the fact that armed police recently began wearing masks when patrolling Tiananmen Square. Effectivement, progress is being made.” —Botanwang
@YE5MQ5Vtp2jlWX7: "…What China really needs is not to ‘go global,’ but instead simply to return to humanity.” —Gazouillement
Better Death than a Sibling
One of the hottest Weibo posts over the past week is a video of a single child making a suicide threat to his mother, who planned to have another child (the one-child policy was recently lifted, allowing parents to have two children.) The boy said: “Let me clarify this: if you dare to give birth to another child, I would rather take a little cash with me, catch a taxi somewhere, and starve to death when you’re asleep.
Similar stories had been noted before. Xiamen Television once reported that a single child forced his parents to sign a “guaranteepledging to “always love him more than the second child.A 13-year-old girl in Wuhan attempted to slit her wrists after learning that her mother was pregnant; the mother later had an abortion.
There were some suspicions that the video may be staged. But many commenters found it genuine, and attributed the astonishing level of childish egotism to the single-child policy and the loss of Chinese traditions in family education. A Taiwanese education expert said in an interview that the sort of education and value system that many Chinese are socialized in goes some way to explaining the outburst.
UNE $20 Million Mistake
Last Thursday, the engine of an Air China passenger plane caught fire before taking off at Fuzhou Airport. The spark was observed by a Fuzhou Airlines plane from behind, and the crew immediately reported what they saw. Fire trucks responded in minutes, and then made a crucial mistakethey sprayed the witnessing Fuzhou Airlines plane with white foam until alerted by the airport’s control center that they were aiming at the wrong one.
Heureusement, the fire was put out in time and nobody was injured. Malheureusement, presque $20 million has to be spent on the Fuzhou Airlines plane to repair two of its engines, whose cores had been impaired by the foam. Fuzhou Airlines has submitted an insurance claim.
The lack of basic firefighting skills was criticized by a professional firefighter quoted in the Chinese media, who said that airport firefighters mistaking normal engine emissions for smoke from a fire “really shouldn’t happen.Some Internet commentators compared the loss with the relatively lower indemnity provided to air crash victims in China, quipping that: “It seems that the plane is worth more than human lives.

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One of the people who kidnapped Hope Chen’s father in China warned the 22-year-old woman on Dec. 8 that she would never see him again if she didn’t watch herself.
Le jour suivant, Chen recounted the story to reporters in the press theatre on Parliament Hill. Outside, 700 people gathered for a rally and MPs came one after another to lend their support to people like herpeople losing loved ones in China or being threatened in Canada.
Chen, like her father, practices Falun Gong, a Chinese qigong practice of meditation, slow-moving exercises, and a moral philosophy centred on the tenets of truthfulness, la compassion, et la tolérance.
Falun Gong grew exponentially in the 1990s in China, with official estimates pegging the number of people doing the practice at 70 à 100 million. En avril 25,1999, following a quiet campaign by the Chinese regime to repress the practice that included disrupting practice sites, 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners went to the appeal office in Beijing.
Basically they’re threatening that if I associate myself with Falun Gong, they will never let me see my dad again.Hope Chen

Sous quelques jours, then-Chinese leader Jiang Zemin began planning a massive crackdown. It was officially launched on July 20 of that year and resulted in hundreds of thousands being arrested and thousands killed. Estimates of the number of deaths vary widely due to the hundreds of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners who have disappeared into the Chinese judicial system.
Unlike many dissident movements in China, Falun Gong has continued to challenge the Beijing regime, with practitioners launching underground printing presses to counter state propaganda and creating some of the most effective anti-censorship software in the world so that Chinese people could get around the Chinese firewall.
Now they are taking advantage of changes to the legal system made by current leader Xi Jinping, and have filed 200,000 lawsuits against Jiang Zemin.
Chen’s father, Chen Yongbo, is one of them.
Wave of Lawsuits
Chen’s dad was first taken from her in 2000 for nearly three months when she was 6 ans. He was beaten, torturé, and injected with mind-altering drugs in an effort to “re-educatehim and force him to renounce Falun Gong.
“I remember crying myself to sleep at night, hoping that a miracle would happen and my dad would come back to me. But whatever injustice he faced, he didn’t stop being a compassionate, tolerant person, and he did not give up the right to seek truth and justice,” elle dit.
Cette année, Chen Yongbo joined the wave Chinese citizens filing lawsuits against Jiang for launching the persecution of Falun Gong. On Nov. 11 he was abducted from his workplace taken to a brainwashing centre in Wuhan city.
Le député conservateur Peter Kent, chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Falun Gong, speaks at a press conference on Parliament Hill on Dec. 9, 2015. Paul Li and Hope Chen, both of whose fathers are imprisoned in China for practising Falun Gong, stand in the background. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)
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En décembre. 8, Chen tried to call her father. Au lieu, she ended up speaking with a woman named Xu Jun at the 610 Bureau, an extrajudicial agency that carries out the grim work of targeting and jailing Chinese dissidents. It was launched specifically to stamp out Falun Gong but has since expanded to other activities.
Chen’s voice trembled slightly as she talked about her phone call with Xu. Xu had read a newspaper article about Chen’s efforts to raise her father’s plight and secure his release.
“She threatened me to not be associated with Falun Gong practitioners anymore.
Chen said she was told that if she did not disassociate from Falun Gong she would never be given a visa to enter China again.
“Then she’s saying they will not issue a visa to my dad. Basically they’re threatening that if I associate myself with Falun Gong, they will never let me see my dad again.
Political Support
At the rally on Parliament Hill, Chen was joined by two men who have sat in cabinet for their respective parties—Irwin Cotler, as the Attorney General for Paul Martin’s Liberal government, and Peter Kent, one of Stephen Harper’s environment ministers.
She was also joined by Paul Li, a Canadian citizen who was arrested while visiting his father in China in April and then deported after being detained for four days. His dad, Xiaobo Li, was sentenced to eight years in prison. His crime was exposing the arrest and torture of other Falun Gong practitioners through writing articles and handing out information about a pirate radio show.
Unlike many dissident movements in China, Falun Gong has continued to challenge the Beijing regime.

For the younger Li, the presence of people like Cotler and Kent, as well as other MPs who showed up to the rally, meant so much. (Judy Sgro, one of the Liberal MPs who spoke at the rally, revealed that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the plight of Falun Gong practitioners with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in a recent meeting.)
“For a long time in the past year, I felt sad and sometimes helpless about what happened to my father. But as time passes I feel encouraged by the actions taken by my father and Falun Gong practitioners, and support from the Canadian government,” says Chen.
“Although my father is persecuted in prison for his belief, his actions are righteous.

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M. Sun never imagined he would end up protesting outside local government offices in Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei Province, after he put his money in the largest financial management company in central China. But after the firm, Wuhan Wealth Cornerstone Investment Management (Wuhan Caifu Jishi), announced a default on Nov. 24, thousands took to the streets in protest.
The firm was defaulting on a “wealth management product” (WMP), a high-yield financial instrument, after a project the capital was invested in ran short of funds. The product had collected about 5 milliards de yuans ($782 million) from over 70,000 investisseurs, according to one of the investors speaking to China Business Journal.
WMPs, as they’re called, are attractive because they offer returns markedly higher than the 3 percent maximum rates that state banks give for deposits. Certain products offer annual interest rates of 5 pour cent, or even promise short-term returns of over 10 pour cent.
My son is getting married soon, what should I do?— Chinese investor

Protesters in the current incident are mainly Wuhan-based retirees who had invested their life savings into the company’s product. Some received a small stream of payments, while more recent participants saw no returns, according to accounts by investors. The day after the default, they stormed out in the bitter Wuhan cold with banners and placards to petition Wealth Cornerstone and the local authorities to resolve the issue. Cries of “return our money!” rang out. Sur 1,000 armed police were mobilized to suppress the protesters, and eight petitioner representatives have since been arrested, according to accounts by participants.
The protest in Wuhan highlights the dangers of investing in wealth management products in China, and shows the dubious link between local Communist Party officials and finance companies. The protest also hints at potential social unrest, always bubbling beneath the surface, that could be set off by continued corporate defaults as China’s economy slows down.
M. Soleil, who describes himself as prudent, was convinced by a friend who worked at the company that the product, which offered 8.8 percent annual interest, was a risk-free investment.
He invested 600,000 yuan ($94,000) three months ago, he said in an interview with the Epoch Times, and has yet to receive a payment. An earlier investor put in the 250,000 yuan he had set aside for his son’s wedding, but stopped receiving payments on Nov. 20, according to China Business Journal, a state-funded publication.
“My son is getting married soon, what should I do?” the investor said.
WMPs sound too good to be true precisely because they are, according to Xiao Gang, the chairman of the Chinese regime’s securities regulatory commission.
In an October 2012 op-ed published in the state-run China Daily, Xiao explained that banks and investment companies rely on “some empty real estate property or long-term infrastructure,” or even high-risk projects to generate cash flows for their WMP investors. If those projects face liquidity problems, banks and companies then sell more WMPs to pay their long-time investors first. Xiao Gang called the process “fundamentally a Ponzi scheme.
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WMPs are part of China’s shadow banking system, which is unregulated, often riskier, and more opaque than traditional banking.
Fondé en 2012, Wuhan Wealth Cornerstone is linked to Wuhan Huashi International Group, which was established in 1993 and has assets in the tens of billions of yuan and employs nearly 1,000.
Although Huashi describes its relationship with Wuhan Wealth Cornerstone as a “partnershipon its website, Wuhan locals believe that Wuhan Wealth Cornerstone is merely a shell company that is being used by Huashi to finance its other projects.
One investor, who declined to be named for fear of repercussions, claimed in a telephone interview with the Epoch Times that Wuhan Wealth Cornerstone’s default is the result of a shady deal between a government official and the boss of a private company.
The investor believes that Huashi’s executive owes money to organized crime in China, and has now come under Party surveillance because if the news were to leak, many officials would be embroiled in the scandal.
“Has the bossleft Chinese citizens to foot the bill?” the investor asked. The individual indicated he was repeating what he’d heard from other investors, and was unable to substantiate the claims.
The chairman of the board of the Huashi International Group, Li Wenhua, is a member of the Hubei Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, a kind of Party-controlled advisory body, and is the vice president of Hubei’s Chamber of Commerce.
Thousands of protesters were still on the streets on Nov. 28, even after security forces had been sent to shut them down.
The protesters may be banking on local authorities buckling to the pressure and bailing out the firm. While this would placate the current crowd, it would also reinforce the moral hazard in the banking sector, where all players expect they can lend with impunity, because the state will step in at the end of the day to stave off social unrest. Ce, toutefois, would only prolong the time until a general debt crisis.

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