On July 8, former railway minister Liu Zhijun received a suspended death sentence for corruption and abuse of power. Liu, a high-level official who oversaw the unprecedented expansion of China’s railway network, was accused of accepting bribes totaling more than 64 million RMB (10 million USD) during his time in office. Liu has taken much of the blame for the fatal Wenzhou train crash in 2011, which killed 40 people. He is the first high-profile official to be convicted since Xi Jinping became President in March.
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SR: The Week’s China Reads
Every week, China Program’s Senior Advisor Dr. Robert A. Kapp compiles a reading list and provides commentary, for you to better understand China.
Robert A. Kapp is senior advisor to the China Program at the Carter Center. He has been principal of Robert A. Kapp and Associates, a business consulting firm, since 2004. From 1994 through 2004 he served as President of the United States-China Business Council…