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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Can Xi Jinping succeed where Mao failed?

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Kerry Brown

    ... Kerry Brown Kerry Brown says that while Xi Jinping's tough language on tackling corruption has certain parallels to Mao, the party he runs and society today are far more complex, ... of interest. Some years after he had started this attempt, he admitted that, despite his very best efforts, he had failed. Placing Mao Zedong next to Xi Jinping would no doubt be an unwelcome thing ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    What Xi Jinping must do to root out corruption

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:25am by STEVE TSANG

    ... Steve Tsang says two things stand in the way of Xi Jinping's anti-corruption drive – the party's absolute power and the endemic exploitation by leaders' relatives of their position for personal gain Upon his promotion to the post of general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and therefore the leader of China, Xi Jinping declared that one of his top priorities ...

  3. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Xi Jinping warns of unrest if graft not tackled

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 11:45am

    ... If corruption is allowed to run wild in China then the ruling Communist Party risks major unrest and the collapse of its rule, state media on Monday quoted Vice President Xi Jinping as saying at one of his first major meetings since being named as new leader at the 18th party congress. In unusually blunt language, Xi, who assumes Hu Jintao’s job as head of state in March next ...

  4. News - China - GOVERNANCE

    Xi Jinping warns corruption threatens party's rule

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Leader warns that the party risks losing power as growth slows unless graft is stamped out Communist Party chief Xi Jinping has warned that the ruling party will lose its hold on power or risk major social unrest unless widespread corruption is curbed. Xi, who succeeded Hu Jintao as party general secretary and head of the military last week, and will replace Hu as president ...

  5. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    Xi Jinping pledges to tackle corruption

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... After vice-president is sworn in as party chief, he acknowledges many 'pressing problems' that will have to be resolved within its ranks Xi Jinping officially took over the baton ... leaders. Along with Xi, a slate of new leaders was also sworn in as they were elevated to the Politburo and its Standing Committee, the apex of power, after elections by the newly elected Central ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Xi off to good start but must deliver on higher expectations

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... If polls tracked public political sentiment in China, as they do in the West, new Communist Party leader Xi Jinping would probably be riding high in the ratings. He already appears ... of a less remote governing style being fulfilled by substance. Xi has set the bar high, promising to fight corruption that he says threatens the party's rule, to push reforms begun by late ...

  7. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Xi learns from Castro and Putin in graft fight

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Vladimir Putin may not have much in common, but Xi Jinping seems to take inspiration from them both. This can be seen in the president-in-waiting's effective measures to curb extravagance and over-the-top protocol customarily accorded to senior mainland officials. The moves are part of Xi's broad efforts to tackle corruption and restore confidence in the party. Earlier this month, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's new austerity is catching on

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am

    ... Xi Jinping's down-to-earth style has gone down well with the public, especially his crackdown on the over-the-top working style of officials, with its pomp and ceremony, waste ... discreet locations like guesthouses to host entertainment. The military, too, has felt the full force of Xi's spartan crusade. As chairman of the Central Military Commission he is also its ...

  9. Comment - Blogs - CORRUPTION

    Revealed: emerging trends behind China's anti-corruption drive

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 06:59pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Since Xi Jinping took the reins as the party chief last year, he has made several pledges to fight corruption  in China. Those who don't make the cut, he has stressed, will be purged . The epic Bo Xilai saga aside, “violations of party discipline” (a fancier name for graft) have so far revolved around many of the same offences, namely embezzlement, bribery, nepotism and abuse ...

  10. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Graft-fighters' suicides linked to pressure of Xi's corruption crackdown

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Analyst speculates that spate of deaths could be due to Xi Jinping's tough stance on corruption Suicides linked to pressure of fighting graft A spate of recent suicides by local anti-graft and judiciary officials may be linked to a sweeping crackdown on corruption launched by new Communist Party boss Xi Jinping, analysts say. Ke Jianguo, director ...




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