President Xi Jinping (centre), flanked by Premier Li Keqiang (right) and National People’s Congress Standing Committee chairman Zhang Dejiang, leads proceedings at the sixth plenum of the 18th party central committee in Beijing on October 27. Photo: Xinhua

In ‘core leader’ Xi Jinping’s China, discipline trumps corruption when it comes to reform

Tim Collard says the drive to address popular discontent at abuse of power may have seen big heads roll, but top-down iron discipline can only have a limited effect on corruption in a country too big for constant surveillance

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President Xi Jinping (centre), flanked by Premier Li Keqiang (right) and National People’s Congress Standing Committee chairman Zhang Dejiang, leads proceedings at the sixth plenum of the 18th party central committee in Beijing on October 27. Photo: Xinhua
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