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Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign

Xi Jinping, Chinese president and general secretary of the Communist Party, launched in 2012 a high-profile campaign targeting party, government, military and state-owned company officials suspected of corruption. The campaign has led to the investigation and prosecution of hundreds of officials across the country.

Amid the many senior officials to have fallen to President Xi Jinping’s anti-graft campaign, Lu Enguang stands out like few others – highlighting a worrying failure of the Communist Party’s vetting system

How a con artist rose to the heart of China’s justice system

Back in the early 1990s, Lu Enguang was a peasant turned small time entrepreneur in a village in Shandong, China, who had made his first pot of gold by selling school drawing instruments and double-glazed drinking glasses to students.

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