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The Honest Truth About Dishonesty and how it shapes corruption in China


I recently finished Dan Ariely’s book, The Honest Truth About Dishonesty, and realized that I’ve been thinking about corruption in the wrong way. While I’m not about to argue that there are “acceptable levels” of it, in the way Global Times … Continue reading

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An official account of corrupt officials – How People’s Daily reports on graft in China


A few days ago, it was announced that Liu Zhijun, former head of the Railway Ministry was stripped of his party title as a result of misconduct. In the Western press it was said that his graft involved hundreds of … Continue reading

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The fall of Bo Xilai and spreading rumors as civil disobedience in China


Last night the Central Gov’t confirmed that rumors of Bo Xilai’s involvement in the death of a British national were true. The Party claims this as a victory that shows China as a country “ruled by law (and here),” even though … Continue reading

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