Caixin OnlineOpinionEditorial How to Fight China's Corruption Cancer
12.19.2012 15:58

How to Fight China's Corruption Cancer

A sunshine law, an effective anti-graft watchdog and an independent judiciary must be put in place to address the country's biggest political problem

A new resolve to crack down on corruption is in the air. Since the Communist Party's 18th National Congress, a number of senior officials have been accused of graft and sacked. This includes the Sichuan deputy party secretary, Li Chuncheng, who was promoted only last month to be a non-voting member of the party's Central Committee. An anti-corruption campaign led by Web users is also gaining support. The government's zero-tolerance attitude is winning praise, and it should seize the momentum to systematize its clean-up.

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