Chinese judge probed over alleged $3 billion family fortune
A provincial judge whose family reportedly controls a business empire worth $3 billion is being investigated by Chinese authorities in a case that has angered the nation. Zhang Jiahui, a deputy judge in the southern island province of Hainan, and her family were said to control 35 companies spanning industries from real estate to hotel management, the Chinese news website Knews reported on May 11. Reports of the Zhang family’s alleged fortune prompted anger online in a nation struggling to rein in corrupt officials who use the power of their office to amass wealth. “How can we transform to a market economy if our legislative power is in the hands of Zhang and her ilk?” a user commented on C