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Debunking Misconceptions About Xi Jinping's Anti-Corruption Campaign

July 17, 2014, Cheng Li and Ryan McElveen

A staggering number of Chinese officials have been caught in Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign, leading some analysts to express concern that the campaign has been too excessive, has been primarily driven by factional politics, has dissuaded officials from making decisions, and has weakened China’s economy. Cheng Li and Ryan McElveen explain that these arguments distract from the critical positive changes that the anti-corruption campaign and associated reforms can bring to Chinese society.

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