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Chairman Xi's war Against Corruption: Can he win?

Published 11 Jun 2015

Upon his ascension to General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in November 2012, Xi Jinping launched an unprecedented attack on governmental corruption in China. Branding corruption a threat to the very survival of the CPC, Xi Jinping vowed to target all of its practitioners, both senior ‘tigers’ and low-level ‘flies’ alike. As direct overseer of the crackdown that has caught hundreds of thousands of officials, including over 100 top state executives, to date, Xi Jinping’s term in office has been characterised by this war.

Join John Garnaut, Fairfax Media’s Asia Pacific Editor, in questioning the effectiveness of these measures in transforming the Party’s culture and whether the system itself requires reform.