International New York Times
11 November 2015
BEIJING — President Xi Jinping’s sweeping crackdown on corruption has claimed senior officials in China’s two largest cities, the latest indication that Mr. Xi’s effort to consolidate power and sideline political enemies shows no signs of abating.
The officials included Ai Baojun, 55, a vice mayor of Shanghai who oversaw a prominent economic zone, and Lu Xiwen, 60, a senior Communist Party official in Beijing...
“The tragedy of the authoritarian regime is that you have leaders in place, but you don’t have your own team in place,” said Fu Hualing, a professor of law at the University of Hong Kong. “You need to spend your entire term to make room for your supporters so you can carry out your policies.”
Mr. Fu said Chinese leaders should focus on putting in place a permanent system to guard against corruption that is shielded from political whims... Click here to read the full article.