In China, Xi's Anticorruption Drive Totes Up Big Numbers

The anticorruption drive nabs top officials and army generals
Chinese President Xi Jinping in Berlin on March 28 Photograph by Juri Reetz/AP Photo

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s anticorruption campaign has lasted longer, gone deeper, and struck higher than many analysts and academics had expected. Xi has been so zealous that since late last year retired Communist Party leaders including ex-President Jiang Zemin have cautioned him to take a more measured pace and not be too harsh, say Ding Xueliang, a professor of social science at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, and Willy Lam, an expert on elite politics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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