sábado, 8 de dezembro de 2012
TEc - Life and death struggle - Battling corruption in China
This will be an entirely Chinese call to heed and deliver.
For many high-ranking, middle-ranking, low-ranking officials appointed to any matching job awarded by the party the spoils have been/are plentifully enticing in a surging economy as China's.
"Make hay while the sun shines" is an old saying that resonates everywhere especially where the emergence of wealth - real or perceived - is quick and large-scale.
Despite well publicized trials meant to deter would-be prevaricators, it is not clear who ends up facing the bar in China.
Those who fall out of favour with the more powerful within the party or those who have indeed fouled up no matter who or what their rank?
Corruption in China is generally portrayed as a high-level gamble.
If one is pushed out because he/she is no longer politically trusted by the leadership then high-level corruption will only thrive with renewed vigour every time.
In such a scenario it isn't being addressed at all.
I am in no doubt that China's top leaders are genuinely concerned.
They'd better be!
They wish to be seen to be ridding the party of corrupt and corruptible individuals.
This is an ongoing hard task of permanent vigilance and endeavour fostering a culture efficiently disapproving of corrupt practices.
China, mainly the Chinese people, stand to gain immensely if corruption is severely frowned upon for the right reasons to eventually become a low-intensity side show...