With the recent downfall of two more high-level government officials from Beijing and Shanghai, China’s anti-corruption campaign rolled on in 2015. Here are some highlights from the past year.
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The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Chinese Communist Party announced at midnight on October 7 on its website that the governor of Fujian Province, Su Shulin, was under investigation for alleged corruption.
FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Co Ltd, a joint venture of China’s state carmaker FAW Group Corp and Volkswagen AG, has stopped delaing with 19 public relations firms and advertising agencies in the wake of massive corruption uncovered at the group.
Xu Minjie, the former deputy general manager of China’s state-owned shipping giant China Ocean Shipping Group Co. (COSCO), has been expelled from the communist party while awaiting corruption charges, in a sign that China’s anti-graft campaign has spread into the shipping industry.
Song Lin, the chairman of state-controlled China Resources, was fired Sunday for "suspected serious violations of discipline and law violations."
The communist party’s anti-corruption watchdog – the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) – has vowed, once again, to hunt corrupt officials who flee the country and to scrutinize “naked officials” in a drive to crack down on top-level corruption.
The Communist Party is considering scaling back its problematic shuanggui system, a move which will improve its standing among human rights groups. Anti-corruption experts met with the country’s top prosecutors immediately after the Third Plenum meetings earlier this month to discuss reforms to the contentious system.
Last November, I wrote a post analyzing how the leadership transition in China’s Communist Party might affect anti-corruption enforcement in that country and offering a few observations and predictions. The most recent Central Committee meeting of the Party, held in mid-November in Beijing, provides an opportunity to see how those predictions have borne out.