Corruption in China: ex-judges and prosecutors caught breaking rules on conflicts of interest

Almost a third of former Chinese lawyers and judges who continued to practise law were found to have violated the rules on conflicts of interest in a crackdown targeting the legal sector. The campaign was part of a wider drive to clean up the judicial system, which the authorities say is jeopardising public trust in government and “threatening state security”.The latest blitz, carried out between February and June, specifically targeted lawyers who had been prosecutors and judges at the city…