Will the scandals hitting China’s universities trigger a clean-up of corruption?

The politics of the drive against corruption

By Tianlong Lawrence Hu – in University World News.

China faces a challenge in its anti-corruption drive: how to tackle the bureaucratic system that enables corruption, while maintaining political control over its universities.



Another university head falls to corruption crackdown

By Zheping Huang – in University World News.

According to local reports, Chinese university president Zhou Wenbin was sentenced to a lifetime in jail for taking bribes and embezzlement, in a court in southeast Jianxi province on Tuesday 29 December, writes Zheping Huang for Quartz.



University officials leave Chinese corporate boards

From The Wall Street Journal – in University World News.

An unusual number of independent directors resigned from Chinese public company boards in the first three weeks of December, according to China Economic Weekly, a local publication. Fuelling that rise: more than 270 directors who are deans or professors of Chinese universities, reports The Wall Street Journal.



Povl Tiedemann
January 2016


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