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With the leadership transition safely behind them, Xi Jinping and his anti-corruption czar Wang Qishan (pictured) are about to launch a “carefully planned and proactive” assault on financial-sector corruption, according to online portal DWNews.
Xi Jinping kicked off his tenure as China Communist Party chief with fierce anti-corruption rhetoric and a far-reaching call to austerity. Now he waits with the rest of the world to see whether luxury-loving cadres will really give up their showy lifestyles.
China’s new slate of leaders have been announced -- the seven members of the Standing Committee of the Politburo, the highest-ranking body in the Communist Party (and therefore the country). The announcement came Thursday at the end of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party.