A few links to start out your day:
- The Apple audit of its Chinese factories is well worth a read for all y’all Western companies outsourcing their labor: corruption, suicides, poisonings and child workers!
- An official from SARFT is facing prosecution for allegedly taking bribes worth 40,000 yuan. She may have forced TV stations to give her money to get programming licenses.
- China has formally overtaken Japan as the world’s second-largest economy. Alas, Japan’s tiny increase of GDP was not able to keep it ahead of the hulking behemoth of Chinese industry.
- In his first European appearance in three years, Liu Xiang got third at the Duesseldorf indoor meet in Germany.
- Caijing’s most recent report is apparently a hard-hitting piece of investigative journalism about how a bunch of corruption cases against high-up officials have one shadow figure in common: former Vietnamese refugee Li Wei.
- The former PLA general arrested after refusing to crack down on protestors at Tiananmen Square says he has no regrets.