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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
No Leniency in China
There is certainly no better time than just at the beginning of a ten
year rule to shed the top layer of officialdom of whom ninety percent
can be easily replaced by understudies. Not only does it cool off
the greed aspect for quite a while, it restores institutional
responsiveness to effective levels without entering into a lot of
local fights. So this is good and sets the stage for actual action.
I can not imagine that the process will take long either as
essentially everybody is guilty and will be begging for mercy and a
quiet retirement. While this is going on, Bo will be publicly put on
trial so everyone can measure their good fortune as they negotiate
I wonder how many will simply try to brazen it out?
In the meantime plenty of great condos are for sale for quick cash at
great prices as public servants rediscover public service.
president-in-waiting Xi Jinping intensified calls for a crackdown on
corruption Tuesday, saying there would be "no leniency" for
party officials whatever their rank, state media reported.
Xi, who is already
Communist Party boss and due to become China's president in March,
has repeatedly pledged to fight graft amid rising social discontent
over government corruption and political scandals that have engulfed
He carried that call
Tuesday to a meeting of the Central Commission for Discipline
Inspection, the party body tasked with disciplinary issues, the
official Xinhua news agency reported.
"We must have the
resolution to fight every corrupt phenomenon, punish every corrupt
official and constantly eradicate the soil which breeds corruption,
so as to earn people's trust with actual results," Xi said in a
will be made when it comes to party disciplines and law," Xi
said. "Cases will be investigated completely and no leniency
will be meted out no matter who is involved."
language, Xi called for cracking down on "tigers" --
meaning high-level officials and big corruption cases -- as well as
"flies" -- low-level officials and smaller cases.
China's new leadership
has made a point of sending a clear signal that it is serious about
reining in graft, which, if left unchecked, it sees as a threat to
Xi's speech was also
attended by other members of the party's powerful seven-member
Poliburo Standing Committee, which was named during a key party
congress in November.
That meeting put in
play China's highly choreographed, once-in-a-decade leadership
change, which saw Xi take over the party reins from Hu Jintao.
transition was tarnished last year by the case of disgraced
politician Bo Xilai, whose wife was convicted of murdering a British
Bo is awaiting trial
for corruption and abuse of power after allegedly using police in
Chongqing city where he ruled to remove political opponents and
dissidents -- practices that are routine in China.
The scandal unveiled
rampant graft and lawlessness at the pinnacle of Chinese political