Evaluation Of Effectiveness Of The Anti Corruption Campaign Essays
3.1 Launch of “China’s Effort to Combat Corruption and Build a Clean Government”
In 2010, the State Council of China issued the first ever anti-corruption white paper titled “China’s Effort to Combat Corruption and Build a Clean Government” (Wang, 2010), “expressing its strong determination to fight against corruption in the country. Central Commission of Discipline Inspection (CCDI), the disciplinary and supervisory authority in China, has played an active role and has made a remarkable achievement in the country’s anti-corruption campaign. In the first 11 months of 2010, “the Party’s watchdogs investigated 119,000 graft cases, resulting 113,000 people being punished, of whom 4,332 were prosecuted” (Wang, 2010).
Since he took leadership of the Chinese Communist Party in late 2012, President Xi Jinping has launched a massive anti-corruption campaign that aimed at investigating corruption among government officials and company executives. The leadership under President Xi is very serious about institution building in fighting against corruption; he “stressed zero tolerance of graft and promised to seriously punish every corrupt official being caught”(Yuen, 2014). To ensure the effectiveness of CCDI, President Xi urged to maintain “relatively independent and authoritative supervisory power” of the disciplinary authority at all levels. As President Xi’s determination to fight against corruption, CCDI…