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January 21, 2013No Comments

Viral love diary of mistress ends career of Yi Junqing, senior propaganda official

Five weeks after a lengthy chronicle of his sexual encounters with a woman went viral on the Chinese Internet, Yi Junqing, a high-ranking official, was fired for “improper lifestyle,” according to a terse news dispatch from the state-run Xinhua News Agency on January 17. Yi Junqing, director of the Central Compilation and Translation Bureau, has [...]

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December 4, 20129 Comments

Chongqing sex tape emboldens female TV host to report official who sexually assaulted her

From Sina Weibo and Beijing Times A female TV host in northeast China revealed on the Internet that she had been forced to be in an extramarital sexual relationship with a party cadre and was even raped by him when she was seven-month pregnant. In return, the official used his power to register her unemployed [...]

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November 25, 20123 Comments

Sex tape official sacked; mistress was offered as a bribe; Wang Lijun, Bo Xilai involved?

The hideous sex tape scandal involving a Chongqing official and his mistress turns out to be a small tip of the iceberg. A local construction company bribed Lei Zhengfu, among other officials in Chongqing, with young attractive women. Then Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun might have suppressed its information to protect them. On November 23, 63 hours after the sex tape scandal was exposed, Lei was deposed and handed over to the police.

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November 22, 20127 Comments

Sex tape of Chongqing official and 18-year-old mistress leaked online

Sex, lies, videotapes…when the three things are interwoven together with Chinese bureaucratic life, it is always fun to watch. In the past two days, a number of pictures that show a man and a woman having sex in a hotel room have been viral on Chinese social media. These are the screen grabs of a sex video of Lei Zhengfu, the party boss of Chongqing’s Beibei District, having sex with his 18-year-old mistress. Initial investigation of Chongqing’s Discipline Inspection Commission reveals that the video was not fake or manipulated.

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October 10, 20125 Comments

Hundreds of thousands of newspapers ordered to be destroyed in cover-up of corruption claim

A government official in Fujian province used his political clout to prevent hundreds of thousands of copies of a newspaper that portrays him in a bad light from hitting the market a thousand miles away. The magnitude of the censorship effort has been exposed on Chinese social media by renowned investigative journalists and astounded netizens [...]

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August 28, 20126 Comments

Official caught smiling at deadly bus crash scene enrages internet vigilantes

Photos of a government official beaming at his colleagues at the scene of a road accident, in which 36 people were burned to death, have been circulating on the Chinese social media sites. Netizens set human flesh search engine in motion and soon found that the official has expensive taste for luxury watches. A long-distance [...]

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July 17, 20124 Comments

Thousands demand apology from top official who disrupts traffic at tourist attraction

From Sina Weibo A top government official sparked public outrage at a famous tourist attraction after his privilege compromised interests of thousands of tourists. On the morning of July 15, all shuttle buses that travel back and forth between the park entrance and Heaven Lake, a crater lake on top of Changbai Mountain in Northeast [...]

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May 16, 20124 Comments

72.7% of Chinese are satisfied with crackdown on corruption? Netizens: ‘My @ss!’

From Sina NetEase 72.2 percent of Chinese are satisfied with China’s anti-corruption work in 2011, compared with only 51.9 percent in 2003, said Cui Hairong, deputy director of China’s National Bureau of Corruption Prevention at an international conference hosted by Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption. The news met with unanimous derision, sarcasm and outrage [...]

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December 16, 20119 Comments

Beijing’s suburban county to build a billion-dollar English-only European town

From Beijing News Miyun county, situated at northeast Beijing, is going to invest more than 10 billion yuan (US$1.6 billion) on the construction of an English-speaking town as large as 60 hectares (165 acres) where no Chinese is allowed, according to county chief Wang Haichen. “It is a significant development project with the nature of [...]

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August 16, 2011No Comments

Gary Locke the new U.S. ambassador makes a mark on Chinese

Gary Locke has officially taken office in Beijing as the new U.S. ambassador to China. It remains unclear as to whether he could play a positive role in boosting the bilateral relations. However, his arrival has already been an epiphany to Chinese people who feel affinity with the gentleman with Chinese roots even before his [...]

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July 13, 20115 Comments

Female teacher raped by local official. Police: Not if wearing condom.

From Qianzhong Morning Post Update: On July 13, owing to media coverage and public pressure, Wang Zhonggui was arrested on rape charges. An English teacher at a junior high school in the town of Ashi, Bijie Region, southwestern Guizhou province, was made by the school principal to drink liquor with eight local officials. After she [...]

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April 13, 20112 Comments

Picture of the day: Heaven and earth in Chinese hospital

In Zhengzhou People’s Hospital’s In-Patient Department has two types of ward: ordinary and luxury ward. Luxury ward is a suite equipped with refrigerator, microwave oven, LCD TV, leather sofa, broadband, water cooler, luxury bed and 24-hour hot water supply. Nurses kept mum about who can live in these wards, and only disclosed that approval from [...]

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April 12, 2011One Comment

Picture of the day: Standoff between traffic police and an ambulance

On the morning of April 9, traffic on a thoroughfare of Changchun, capital city of northeastern Jilin province, came to a halt. Some big shot had came to make an inspection of the city, and the traffic police ordered vehicles to make way for the powerful official. An ambulance transporting a patient stopped at the [...]

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February 15, 20112 Comments

Chinese Bank recruits only Harvard and MIT students as interns

China Development Bank has begun talent hunt for its summer internship program. But according to its official website, the program only targets current students at Massachusetts  Institute of Technology and Harvard University in the United States. The internship post also says academic majors of prospective interns include finance, financial engineering, management, accounting, economics, statistics, linguistics, law, energy, [...]

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February 15, 2011No Comments

Photo: sharp contrast between Obama and a Chinese official

From Sina Weibo

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February 14, 20113 Comments

Hong Kong chief keeps travel costs low, inspires Chinese netizens to mull over “one country two systems.”

From IFENG (Phoenix Weekly Online) Last week, the government of Hong Kong made public expenses of visits made by Donald Tsang in the past four years, the chief executive of Hong Kong. From November 2007 to November 2010, Donald Tsang paid altogether 40 visits, costing HK$987,086 (about US$127,000), including HK$540,000 on air fair. Chinese netizens [...]

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January 25, 20112 Comments

Let cadres fly first – Chinese airlines prioritize those high in the political hierarchy

Do not take it for granted that you can enjoy unparalleled service in China after you purchase the first class air ticket. You’ll always have to take a backseat to a sizeable coterie of cadres, even if they’ve only paid for the economy class. In fact, serving all important passengers until they cry content is [...]

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January 7, 2011No Comments

Chinese netizens speak highly of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s governance

From NetEase Note: All photo descriptions and captions are translated from NetEase, the editor and the news portal’s viewpoints do not represent that of Ministry of Tofu. Ministry of Tofu did not do fact-check on the text either, as inaccuracies, slant or mistakes, if any, would at the same time reflect Chinese media’s reporting and [...]

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