Tag Archives: Railway Ministry

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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High-speed Railway Collapse in Hubei – A tragedy averted by luck


Around 1 p.m. this afternoon People’s Daily reported that a 300 meter section of high-speed railway collapsed in Hubei province, possibly because of heavy rains. As far as I can tell from the media reports, no one was injured or killed … Continue reading

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