Over the past three years, over one million Chinese political party members have been punished for corruption. China's President Xi Jinping has been cracking down on corruption within the government since he took office in 2012 and has even called upon other nations to help find Chinese officials who have fled the country.
A major factor in China's corruption problem is something called guanxi, which means broadening your professional network using material items or small favors. Even though this practice is legal and can be harmless, it paved the way for more illicit deals to occur and bribes started to become the norm within the Chinese political system.
Has President Xi Jinping's war on corruption done anything to combat this incessant problem in China? Jules Suzdaltsev explains in today's Seeker Daily video.
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Transparency International: Corruption Perceptions Index 2011
NBC News: China's Xi Jinping to Stress Anti-Corruption Campaign Isn't Over
BBC News: 'One Million' Chinese Officials Punished for Corruption