Chinese President Xi Jinping, who did a stint as the party chief of Zhengding county, Hubei province, in the 1980s, has reminded county officials of the need to steer clear of graft. Photo: Reuters

Graft and the Chinese Communist Party's grass-roots chiefs

Counties are low on the hierarchical totem pole but their communist bosses are masters of all they survey, paving the way for corruption

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, who did a stint as the party chief of Zhengding county, Hubei province, in the 1980s, has reminded county officials of the need to steer clear of graft. Photo: Reuters
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