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pnp Post time: 2019-3-23 11:38
"that is why China in reform-era was utterly corrupt, to the degree of institutionalizing the corr ...
You have conveniently ignored China's Anti corruption drive
No I have not, which is why I wrote "was utterly corrupt". I recognize the current leadership's achievements in reducing corruption, but I do also recognize it as indication of how utterly corrupt the country WAS before this.
I know shops here, which had to shut down when their clients stopped buying expensive gifts to government officials, and when the government ordered military staff to stop profiting by renting out people's property, entire neighbourhoods of entertainment venues were shut down.
Those were heritage of Chinese communism into the reform era.
even pursuing corrupt officials who had fled overseas! This is something many democratic and corrupt countries can take a lesson from China, such as India, S Korea, Japan, Brazil, etc etc!
What current leadership has done to correct the situation, would have been possible under any ideology, but of course it was much easier with the "Chinese characteristics".
Didn't a former South Korean president go to jail? And Trump is being investigated, right? Don't be so naive as to assume that former leaders of China would have been utterly clean. Nobody just cared, because it was way of the country, and under "Chinese characteristics" they were on top of the food chain.