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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Xi’s crackdown on corruption won’t lead to a more open society

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:33pm by NORA SAUSMIKAT, Chang Ping

    ... Nora Sausmikat and Chang Ping Nora Sausmikat and Chang Ping say political infighting and maintaining stability remain priorities Xi's crackdown on corruption won't lead ... transparency surrounding the political elite's assets. When Xi started his anti-corruption campaign against the tigers and flies, he began by targeting the so-called "Shanghai circle"- ...

  2. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Graft situation is grim, Xi warns party's anti-corruption commission

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 12:09am by Keith Zhai, Angela Meng

    ... situation is grim, xi warns President Xi Jinping has called for a redoubling of efforts to root out corruption, describing the situation as "grim" and "a disease that calls for strong ... been a centerpiece of Xi's first year in office, as he has repeatedly reiterated that corruption is a major threat to the party's legitimacy. The two-day plenary meeting closed ...

  3. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Communist Party vows to step up anti-corruption and internal disciplinary efforts

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 11:57am by Angela Meng

    ... corruption is a “serious breach of duty,” according to the communiqué of the third plenary session of the Communist Party Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) released on Wednesday. According to the party document, the Party will streamline its disciplinary system and step up efforts to scrutinise senior-level officials, hunt corrupt officials who flee abroad, and name ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China is not displaying contradictory impulses over its major policies

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:48am by Alex Lo

    ... on official corruption, Xi shows consistency rather than contradictory impulses. It's a deliberate move from a defensive posture to an overtly aggressive stance. That's pretty obvious when Beijing takes on Japan, the US, Vietnam and the Philippines. At the same time, Xi thinks nothing of cracking down on tens of thousands of "corrupt" cadres. In his China dream, he ...

  5. News - China - ANTI-GRAFT CAMPAIGN

    Xi's graft crackdown likely to worsen problem, warns leading China expert

    Posted May 31st 2014, 10:12am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com President Xi Jinping’s model of tackling corruption is only likely to worsen the problem and his repression of dissent further reveals the fragility of his ... over alleged corruption. Associates and relatives of former security chief Zhou Yongkang, who is himself widely believed to be under official investigation, have also been targeted. ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping turns to Mao Zedong's thoughts in his efforts to counter corruption

    Posted Jul 15th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... turned to an austerity lesson given by Mao Zedong more than six decades ago to advance his campaign against party corruption. During a visit last week to Xibaipo - the People's Liberation ... line" campaign, which is designed to bolster the party's ties to the people amid growing discontent over corruption. Unveiled in April, the campaign obliges officials from the county level ...

  7. News - China - MILITARY

    President Xi targets PLA in new attack on corruption

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by TEDDY NG AND PATRICK BOEHLER

    ... President orders review of PLA's property and land holdings in move to stamp out corruption and consolidate his authority over the military Sweeping audits of the People's Liberation Army's land holdings and property have been ordered in a new bid to crush corruption. The review was launched by the Central Military Commission (CMC), of which President Xi Jinping ...

  8. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Xi looks to legacy of Mao for inspiration to solve corruption

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... of the late Mao Zedong for inspiration to help clean up its ranks amid rising disillusionment over widespread official corruption, analysts said. The party held a teleconference in Beijing yesterday ... anti-corruption campaign Xi launched when he became party leader in November, which is targeting mediocrity, laziness and extravagance amid rising public dismay over rampant official corruption ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    To fight corruption, China must push to disclose leaders' wealth

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... A fundamental weapon in the fight against corruption in high places is public disclosure of officials' household assets. If enshrined in law, strictly adhered to and properly administered, there will be less chance of corrupt practices and greater accountability and transparency. Above all, for a government, it is a foundation for building trust. With the leaders of the US ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping vows to crack down on corrupt officials in China

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping pledged yesterday to crack down on senior and low-ranking corrupt officials and enhance checks and balances on officials' power ... investigated on suspicion of corruption since Xi became party chief in November. "Power should be confined in a cage," Xi said, calling on officials to step up measures to monitor and rein ...




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