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Curbing corruption requires more than just politics

SHANGHAI | Via Caixin | To root out the graft that has seeped into every aspect of the society and economy, China must build institutions that put power under scrutiny. No one is off-limits in the government’s campaign against corruption. CCTV financial news channel director Guo Zhenxi was put under investigation late last month, three months after the sacking of security vice-minister Li Dongsheng, who also worked for the state broadcaster.

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9-9-9 and karaoke

Meet a Republican candidate to the US presidency who dared to sing this at the Omaha press club in 1991: “Imagine there’s no pizza I couldn’t if I tried Eating only tacos Or Kentucky Fried Imagine only burgers It’s frightening and sad…”