The Spread Of Corruption : China Threatens The Legitimacy Of The Ccp

1407 Words Nov 2nd, 2014 6 Pages
The spread of corruption in China threatens the legitimacy of the CCP

Introduction
As the Communist Party of China (CCP) evolves towards economic liberalization, it faces new challenges concerning corruption. Currently, China is aware of the spread of corruption into politics, economy and society. Its impact and consequences threatens the legitimacy of the Communist Party rule and the country 's stability.

The spread of corruption across all spheres in China can be understood from its background rooted in Confucianism. From this doctrine, guanxi plays an influential role in the social behavior between the state and economics. Personal connections or guanxi have been the mechanism of the communist party to control the society. Thus the entrenched guanxi within the CCP and the lack of institutionalization have worsened corruption. Guanxi practices are also ingrained in the social behavior. During the economic transition, the lack of market mechanisms obliged the civil public the use guanxi practices to meet their needs. Currently, the rampant corruption besides affecting the economic and social framework, it diminishes the credibility of the CPP.

The undefined concept of Chinese corruption and inadequate policies to combat it, also hinders the governance of the CCP. The differences in definition of corrupt behavior among Chinese literature and public officials, obstruct the adequate implementation of anti-corrupt measures. While China grows and modernizes, corruption and…

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