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Truths and Half Truths by Haitian Lu, Ferdinand Gul

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Corruption in contemporary China – an old dilemma with new features

Abstract:

China’s corruption problems have attracted as much international attention as its rapid economic growth. The economic reforms have created new opportunities, and higher incentives, for illicit connections between wealth and power. The pervasive and institutional corruption in China is undermining the socio-economic fabric of Chinese society and has proved not only costly to economic growth, but is also threatening the political survival of the ruling party. This chapter illustrates the causes, characteristics, and evolution of corruption problems in China since the reforms, and analyzes why corruption problems cannot be eradicated in China within the existing political ...

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