In the first two years of President Xi Jinping’s administration, at least 77 officials have committed suicide, compared to at least 68 during the entire previous administration. Illustration: Emilio Rivera

For Chinese officials accused of graft, suicide is tempting lure

By killing themselves, cadres suspected of corruption can bring a decisive end to an investigation that could destroy their families

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In the first two years of President Xi Jinping’s administration, at least 77 officials have committed suicide, compared to at least 68 during the entire previous administration. Illustration: Emilio Rivera
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