Visitors read statements of repentance written by fallen top officials at an exhibition in Beijing highlighting the achievements made during five years of leadership by President Xi Jinping. The six are, from upper left to bottom right, Zhou Yongkang, Bo Xilai, Guo Boxing, Xu Caihou, Sun Zhengcai and Ling Jihua. Photo: Simon Song
Jake Van Der Kamp
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Corruption is the life and soul of a command economy

There can’t be any surprise over the fall of another senior Chinese official in the campaign against graft: after all he was just doing what comes naturally

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Visitors read statements of repentance written by fallen top officials at an exhibition in Beijing highlighting the achievements made during five years of leadership by President Xi Jinping. The six are, from upper left to bottom right, Zhou Yongkang, Bo Xilai, Guo Boxing, Xu Caihou, Sun Zhengcai and Ling Jihua. Photo: Simon Song
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