President Xi Jinping tersely told officials that he was disregarding his 'life and reputation' to see the crackdown until the very end. Photo: AFP
President Xi Jinping tersely told officials that he was disregarding his 'life and reputation' to see the crackdown until the very end. Photo: AFP

Xi's 'shockingly harsh' Politburo speech signals tensions over anti-graft crackdown

President tries to silence critics, observers say, by telling Politburo that he was disregarding 'life, death and reputation' in his campaign

President Xi Jinping tersely told officials that he was disregarding his 'life and reputation' to see the crackdown until the very end. Photo: AFP
President Xi Jinping tersely told officials that he was disregarding his 'life and reputation' to see the crackdown until the very end. Photo: AFP
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