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Xi looks to Mao's legacy to tackle corruption | Asia | DW.DE | 20.06.2013

As an emerging superpower, China is undergoing major changes. Still, its new leader seems to be drawing inspiration from the past to deal with one of the country's most pressing issues: corruption among party officials.

President Xi Jinping is harking back to the legacy of late Chairman Mao Zedong in an attempt to "clean up" the ranks of the 80-million-member Communist Party of China (CPC) amid public growing consternation over inequality and corruption.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Jun 20th, 2013 at 06:16:20 PM EST
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Will he apply Mao's technique of permanent revolution, a.k.a. civil war? Doesn't look like it. His ideological orientation is a bit discouraging :

Specifically, journalists and college teachers are reportedly being asked to steer clear of "seven unmentionable topics." These taboo areas allegedly include universal values, press freedom, civil society, citizens' rights, the party's historical aberrations and the "privileged capitalistic class," and independence of the judiciary.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Fri Jun 21st, 2013 at 05:01:37 AM EST
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