Below is a scrap book of links and artifacts compiled on 1 December 2014.
Four months after an investigation into Ling Zhengce, the former vice chairman of the political consultative conference in the northern province of Shanxi, was announced by the Communist Party’s anti-graft watchdog, his younger brother, Ling Wancheng, has also been detained…
…The Lings come from Yuncheng, Shanxi Province, and their original family name is Linghu. The father, Linghu Ye, worked as a medical care officer for Communist Party troops in Yanan, Shaanxi Province, during wartime. After 1949, he worked in the Ministry of Public Security.
Linghu raised five children, naming them after words and phrases that appeared often in the news at that time, such as Fangzhen, or “guidelines,” for the oldest; Zhengce (policy); Luxian (roadmap); Jihua (plan) and Wancheng (completion).
The People’s Daily
• PLA targets corruption
The Chinese military is beefing up supervision to fight corruption in its ranks with detailed regulations, which analysts said will be crucial in preventing graft-related crimes.
The areas being targeted – including project construction and medical and weapons procurement – are involved in more than 90 percent of the corruption in the military, an official with the military procuratorate said.
Xi at the Helm / Foreign Policy
The New York Times
• Leader Asserts China’s Growing Role on Global Stage
President Xi Jinping told Communist Party officials that China would be nice to its neighbors in Asia but that he would be relentless in promoting his idea of China’s rejuvenation onto the world stage.
• Q. and A.: Zhang Lifan on the New Chinese Nationalism
• Respect PH justice system, China urged
MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines on Friday called on China to respect the country’s judicial system as it asserted its sovereign right to enforce the country’s laws and penalize violators caught poaching within its waters, an offense that nine Chinese fishermen were found guilty of committing earlier this week.
Censorship, repression, thought work
• Lawyers Describe Trial of Guo Feixiong and Sun Desheng
Women of China
• Wuhan Establishes Shelter for Domestic Violence Survivors
• DPP vote share in Aboriginal townships
Censorship and media regulation