Tag Archive: State media


It’s a move worthy of Shakespeare: two years after he came to power, North Korea’s young ruler has apparently purged and executed his own uncle for plotting a coup against him.

The brutal tale, broadcast at length on state media, had the world gripped. But how much is true? And how much has it revealed about the way North Korea’s ruling family works?

Sitting on the podium beneath a giant beaming portrait of his late father, Kim Jong-un wore an expression that seemed calculated to catch attention. [Read the full article]

 

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BEIJING — Lavish weddings, fancy holidays and lunchtime wine on the public dime were among transgressions detailed Tuesday that led China’s ruling Communist Party to discipline 2,290 officials so far this year in a frugality campaign aimed at addressing public anger.

The party’s disciplinary arm, quoted in official state media, provided eight examples of such breaches, including a party chief in a township in Hebei who was stripped of his post for holding an extravagant wedding for his daughter and receiving around 1 million yuan ($163,000) in cash and gifts. [Read the full article]

 

 

English: GlaxoSmithKline factory in Ulverston,...

English: GlaxoSmithKline factory in Ulverston, Cumbria, England. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

GlaxoSmithKline, the British drugs company that is the subject of a major criminal investigation in China, faced similar allegations from an internal whistleblower as early as January, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal.

Details of the claims made at the start of the year emerged as Chinese police widened their inquiry into the company, putting 18 more GSK employees in detention, according to state media reports. [Read the full article]

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