China Unicom Staff Tangled in Power, Money and Sex Deals
On Feb. 5, the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) inspection
team announced that some directors and top-level staff from
China Unicom are colluding with suppliers and contractors,
and making power, money and sex deals.
China Unicom is a major telecom group and considered
part of the telecommunication empire controlled by
Jiang Mianheng, the son of former CCP leader, Jiang Zemin.
Foreign Chinese media have analyzed that the CCP’s
ultimate goal of the investigation is to target Jiang Mianheng.
CCP Military Generals Under Investigation: HK Report
On Feb. 5, Hong Kong’s Ming Pao reported that another two
generals in the Chinese military were under investigation
due to their involvement in the case of Xu Caihou, the former
vice chairman of the CCP Central Military Commission.
The report names Wang Xibin, the former president of
the People’s Liberation Army’s National Defense University,
who retired in July 2013; and Hou Shusen, the deputy chief
of the general staff, who retired in last August.
If it is true, Wang and Hou will be the highest level generals
to be placed under investigation in Xu Caihou’s case.
The Chinese military has not yet confirmed the information.
42 Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested for Sharing Experiences
42 Falun Gong practitioners from Cangzhou, Hebei Province
were arrested by police on Aug. 17, 2014, when they gathered
to share experiences in their practice and on how to be good
people according to truthfulness, compassion and forbearance.
Nine people have been arrested.
Nine of the practitioners recently hired seven lawyers
in their defense.
After reviewing the documents, the lawyers unanimously
agreed that the nine were not guilty of any crime,
and that the procuratorate should withdraw the case
and unconditionally release all Falun Gong practitioners.
Chinese Debt Higher than U.S. and Germany, Says McKinsey
McKinsey and Company recently reported that Chinese debt
has reached 228% of China’s gross domestic product (GDP),
which is higher than the United States and Germany.
They say Chinese debt has increased three times
since the 2007 global financial crisis.
The new debt of over $20-trillion accounts for
one-third of the global debt increment.