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China's Anti-Graft-and-Corruption Drive Is Very Real   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2015-4-9 17:32:43 |Display all floors
So real, in fact, that Western media have taken pains to try to marginalize it as inadequate because the government has not implemented an independent judiciary, public asset disclosure and a free media.  Contrary to these allegations, the government has been ferreting out unfair and corrupt judges, hidden assets that corrupt officials cannot be expected to disclose regardless of any public asset disclosure regulation, and allowing the press to report on graft and corruption, or how else would the Western media know of it?

One of Xi's legacy to China will be a squeaky clean government, like the one Lee Kuan Yew left Singapore with, except on a scale that is a million times greater.

Rather than belittling the gargantuan gains that Xi has made in ridding China of corruption, in the name of free speech, that when unbridled in extent spills over into sedition and subversion, which is the real aim of its outside proponents, Western media should be cheering Xi on, in creating an alternative society where anarchy masquerading as freedom does not have to be accepted as a social norm, and where peace and order obtains when rules are strictly applied regardless of power and wealth.

An alternative to anarchy, ala Libya?  No way, the Western media insists.  

But, what else can they say, given their own limited freedom to speak the truth about the ethical and social achievements of modern China?





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Post time 2015-4-10 12:33:28 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2015-4-9 21:17
Riodiculous!

"China ... a squeaky-clean government..."

After Xi is done with rooting out graft and corruption at every level, you WILL have a squeaky-clean Chinese government that its people will never want to be changed for the benefit of a few FOREIGN STOOGES having the absolute and irresponsible "right" to ridicule their government, reject their sovereignty, and beg for foreign intervention in their domestic affairs, not to speak of siding with foreign-instigated separatist movements that practice ethnic-cleansing against the majority instead.

Xi is curing China of a sickness that requires the strongest of medicines, and he is succeeding greatly, to the chagrin of China's ill-wishers like Seneca.

Xi is proving that you don't need a media beholden to foreign interests to end corruption, just as Singapore did not need foreign media to spread sedition, in the name of transparency either.

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Post time 2015-4-11 19:25:52 |Display all floors
Corruption and the fight against it is a never ending battle. It is impossible to fully eliminate corruption as it's a many headed hydra and as one head is removed a new one springs up somewhere else.  The best a society can do is stamp out as much of it as possible and limit it's effects on the nation as a whole.

While I applaud China's efforts to clean up what is essentially an open sewer of corrupt officials and practices it takes more than a clamp down to keep levels as low as possible, it requires considerable education from childhood and suitable rewards for those who report corruption.
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Post time 2015-4-11 20:28:11 |Display all floors
will the OP give us examples of how the West has marginalised Chinas anti corruption push, I have seen a lot of positive press in the West about this, it seems that the OP just wishes to be confrontational for no reason

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Post time 2015-4-11 20:46:07 |Display all floors
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Corruption and the fight against it is a never ending battle. It is impossible to fully eliminate co ...

"it takes more than a clamp down to keep levels as low as possible"

Sounds like a sewerage problem. Call in the plumbers.

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Post time 2015-4-11 20:51:44 |Display all floors
"a squeaky clean government like Lee Kuan Yew left in Singapore"

And doesn't the Singaporean government remain "squeaky clean" by treating mainland Chinese
who live there like absolute dirt, low-life, third class citizens. Should this example be followed elsewhere
in Asia by similarly enlightened governments ?

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Post time 2015-4-11 22:34:36 |Display all floors
The Americans are very honest as a group...if China wants to copy America, this is something to copy....I had an American accounting professor in university. He said that once he got hold of about US$30,000, and that he could have just taken the money and no one would ever know about it...he told us that he thought about keeping the money, that he didn't tell his wife, because he knew his wife would make him take the money back...but in the end, he gave the money back...I had elementary school teachers, Americans, who spoke similarly about their honesty, telling about their life stories. They don't care about face, and they are not afraid to admit what is true....going off tangent now, but I think Chinese people would be happier if they didn't have to care about face so much....

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