After the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Xi Jinping continued to “beat the tiger” and, as part of this, colleges and universities have established anti-corruption departments. Despite authorities claiming that millions of corrupt officials have been removed over the past ten years, the number of them still exceeds 600,000 every year. The analysis shows that the anti-corruption campaign of the authoritarian CCP system is a farce.
According to Sina, from November 4 to 7, five “tigers” were arrested.
According to Creader.net, Xi has been in power for ten years and has eliminated millions of corrupt officials. During his third term, the anti-corruption campaign intensified. Xi Jinping is fighting a so-called “protracted-war” against corrupt officials. And a new generation of anti-corruption “infantry” is being trained on university campuses.
According to incomplete statistics, more than 100 universities and research institutes in China have established research institutions related to “discipline inspection and supervision.”
Creader.net argues that the idea of setting up anti-corruption departments in Chinese universities is to guide students to start their careers in the anti-corruption system.
However, the CCP’s anti-corruption efforts have not been very effective. From 2018 to 2021, the number of corrupt officials exceeds 600,000 annually. The analysis shows that the autocratic system itself gives birth to corruption, which is why it cannot fight corruption.
Liu Qing, former president of Human Rights in China, said, “So far, hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars have been spent each year. Compared to the number of corrupt officials everywhere in China, it’s not unusual to catch hundreds of thousands. Totalitarianism is a huge reservoir of corruption. Those who sacrifice their lives for this totalitarianism aim to use their power to satisfy their desires for fortune and fame. This is the nature of this system, which is why it cannot eliminate corruption.”
Discrimination has no place in the CCP’s so-called corruption crackdown. For example, in the Panama Papers, many powerful CCP families are on the list of Swiss banks, which, despite causing uproar worldwide, remains quiet in China.
After the 20th National Congress of the CCP, Xi Jinping continued to “beat the tiger”; as part of this, colleges and universities have established anti-corruption departments. Despite authorities claiming that millions of corrupt officials have been removed over the past ten years, the number of them still exceeds 600,000 every year. The analysis shows that the anti-corruption campaign of the authoritarian CCP system is a farce.
Qing: “It is using extreme pressure and violent suppression to suppress the truth about corruption. He has absolutely no intention of fighting corruption. What is the real purpose of his so-called anti-corruption? In fact, it is just an excuse to purge people who are not his side, which explains why his fight against corruption is just a farce.”
At the 20th National Congress of the CCP, the vice secretary of the CCP Discipline Committee mentioned that since the 18th National Congress of the CCP, the national disciplinary inspection and supervision agencies have investigated more than 4.7 million people and claim that the anti-corruption campaign will never stop.
Lan Shu, a current political commentator in the United States, said, “The CCP is a corrupt institution and it maintains a corrupt system. It punishes corrupt officials who threaten the existence of this country’s corrupt system. In the anti-corruption process, investigating corrupt officials is to find out the complicated relationship between superiors and subordinates, once clarified, black box operations will be carried out.”
Shu said that the CCP would take action against those associated with corrupt officials and those who can play a role in strengthening the corrupt system after being arrested.
Shu said, “Officials who have actually entered the Politburo, among the members of the Central Committee, are often dismissed not because of corruption, but because of political struggles. For example, when Bo Xilai wants to compete with Xi Jinping for the top position, when it comes to the final moments, Xi will use Bo’s corrupt behavior as an excuse to remove him from the competition. Since everyone corrupts, no one can run away from it should the investigation be conducted.”
Analysts reckon that the CCP’s anti-corruption is essentially a power struggle. During the 20th National Congress of the CCP, the CCP wrote: “dare to fight and strengthen the fighting ability” into the party constitution, the internal struggle and corruption of the CCP are believed to be even more fierce.
Qing said that the corruption of the CCP has existed for a long time. In the early days of Mao Zedong’s seizure of power, he shot and killed tens of thousands of corrupt criminals but did not eradicate corruption.
Shu added, “The biggest corrupt official is Mao Zedong. He built palaces for himself in every province. At the time he built the palace, tens of millions of people starved to death. In the Xi Jinping era, corrupt officials are everywhere. Not only officials, as long as someone has a little bit of power, they will use it to benefit themselves.”
As early as January 2013, not long after Xi came to power, he said at a meeting of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection that if there is corruption, it must be fought against and punished; it is necessary to “beat the tigers and kill the flies,” to insure power is put in the right hands and for the proper purposes.
However, from March of the same year, supporters of the civic movement, Xu Zhiyong, Ding Jiaxi, Zhang Baocheng, Yuan Dong, and others were repeatedly arrested and convicted for holding up banners demanding “official disclosure of assets.” The Sunshine Act, which calls for a system to declare officials’ assets, has yet to be written.
Qing said that given the current state of widespread corruption, fighting corruption is both a joke and a farce.