A file picture taken in Beijing in 1998 of 11 criminals paraded in handcuffs by police at a public sentencing rally outside a hotel. The convicted were caught while selling pornographic videos, robbing and stealing. The rally was part of China's ‘Strike Hard’ anti-crime campaign that began two years earlier. Photo: Associated Press

Detentions, torture, executions: how China dealt with the mafia in the past

President Xi Jinping’s latest campaign against serious crime is the latest in a series of Communist Party crackdowns on gangs, criminals and corrupt officials

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A file picture taken in Beijing in 1998 of 11 criminals paraded in handcuffs by police at a public sentencing rally outside a hotel. The convicted were caught while selling pornographic videos, robbing and stealing. The rally was part of China's ‘Strike Hard’ anti-crime campaign that began two years earlier. Photo: Associated Press
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