Nanjing Mayor Ji Jianye was seized by Communist Party disciplinary officials on Wednesday, Oct. 16 as part of a graft investigation. He has been taken to Beijing for questioning. State-run newspaper People’s Daily alleges that Ji’s long-term urban renovation project for Nanjing allowed him to take kickbacks from developers. The paper cites an anonymous source, who claims Ji’s graft may exceed 20 million yuan (nearly $3.3 million). Ji’s is the latest case in an ongoing campaign, spearheaded by Beijing, to root out official corruption in all levels of the government. (New York Times, South China Morning Post, Reuters, Oct. 16; Global Times, People’s Daily, Oct. 17, 2013)
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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…