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Corruption in China

Xi Jinping: “Cabals and Cliques” – in the Communist Party of China (CPC)

Paper No. 6110                                  Dated 06-May-2016

By Bhaskar Roy                    

In a scathing speech to a plenary session of CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) in January this year, China’s President Xi Jinping, who is also the general secretary of the CPC Central Committee warned of “cabals and cliques” in the communist party, and the party’s fight against corruption, saying “it is not a ‘House of Cards’ power struggle” (Xinhua May 3, 2016).

A Tale of China’s Corruption and its Political use

Paper No. 6075                                   Dated 11-Feb-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

Corruption among Chinese officials and Communist Party cadres has always been a problem.  In more recent years the situation had become acute.  Young people were joining the party to get advantage over non-party members in jobs, promotions and plum postings.  The fact that corruption was present in the top echelons made the fight against this scourge even more difficult.

China: Increasing Concerns over Corrupt, Undisciplined and Reforms-wary Cadres

Paper No. 6001                                   Dated 03-Sept-2015

By D. S. Rajan

Discernible in China since January 2015, is a trend pointing towards increasing concerns of the central leadership over corrupt, undisciplined and reforms-wary cadres, particularly at senior levels. Confirming it are important speeches being given by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) General Secretary Xi Jinping on different occasions, certain official documents and comments regularly appearing in the party and state controlled media.

China: Xi Jinping Preparing for a Major Political Strike

Paper No. 5991                       Dated 19-Aug-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

The Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece, the People’s Daily (August 10) clearly indicated that President Xi Jinping was preparing to strike at the powerful former President and party Chief Jiang Zemin. The newspaper carried a signed article titled, “Dialectally View the Phenomenon of ‘Tea Turns Cold When People are Away’,” a message that few in China could miss.

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