China + Politics

Last Updated:2014-08-28

Xi Jinping is dispatching political enemies, establishing central policy Leading Groups, and in his most daring move yet, pushing a sweeping and highly popular anti-corruption campaign. Dr Geoff Raby analyses his consolidation of power in this report.

'For Xi and his political supporters, the anti-corruption campaign and cleaning up the Party are seen as necessary to rebuild popular support for the Party and start the long process of rebuilding the Party’s legitimacy. Accordingly, it will continue as long as Xi has the power to prosecute it and the will to push on as he seeks to rebuild the image of the party.'

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