Planet China

Good marks for detentions

With last week’s execution – by lethal injection – of Chongqing’s former justice chief Wen Qiang, Renmin University’s launch of a new qualification is very timely. The course, which internet users have christened as a ‘Master’s degree in Anti-Corruption’ is being offered in conjunction with the Supreme People’s Procuratorate. The agency will second officers from its General Bureau of Anti-Corruption and Bribery to teach the students, although Southern Weekly reports that course content is yet to be finalised. But graduates will have no shortage of leads to follow: Xinhua just reported on the arrest of Zhongshan mayor, Li Qihong. She’d accumulated a staggering $293 million through graft.


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