Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Corrupt officials and/or President Xi's competition

With no transparency, no free press, no separation of powers, no independent judiciary, can we ever figure out what's going on?

China senior judge ousted over corruption allegations
One of China's most senior judges has been stripped of Party membership and removed from all public positions after being accused of corruption.

Xi Xiaoming
The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said Xi Xiaoming had severely violated political discipline and not ruled according to law.

Mr Xi was one of nine Supreme Court deputy judges.

He could now face criminal charges for allegedly taking bribes and using his position to seek benefits for others…

It is the latest in a series of corruption cases that has seen dozens of high-ranking Chinese officials arrested and jailed…



Former vice president of supreme court expelled from Party

Xi Xiaoming, former vice president of the Supreme People's Court, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and removed from public office.

With the approval of the CPC Central Committee, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) launched an investigation into Xi and found he had "seriously breached discipline rules," the CCDI said in a statement on Tuesday.

According to the statement, Xi breached "political discipline rules and the political code of conduct," defying the country's efforts to strengthen rule of law.

Xi also violated the Party's organizational discipline rules by being "disloyal and dishonest" to the Party and concealing "personal matters" that he was supposed to report…

Xi has been put under investigation by prosecutors, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) announced. He was ordered to refund the money he took as bribes…

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