Китай проигрывает битву с коррупцией

Лидеры Китая редко выносят сор из избы. Поэтому арест члена Политбюро, одного из руководителей Коммунистической партии в Шанхае Чэнь Ляньюя по обвинениям в коррупции вызвал шок по всей стране. Некоторые предполагают, что арест на самом деле является частью борьбы за власть, и президент Ху Цзиньтао демонстрирует свою власть в отношении местного деятеля власти, помешавшего национальной политике.

Какова бы ни была истинная подоплека падения Чэня, и сколь бы ни ужесточались проверки на предмет коррупции в отношении других руководителей высокого ранга, данные и доказательства, недавно опубликованные правительством и многопрофильными учреждениями, указывают на то, что власти ведут арьергардный бой против поднимающейся волны коррупции.

Задумайтесь над печальной статистикой, недавно опубликованной Верховной народной прокуратурой (ВНП). В среднем с 2002 по 2005 год ежегодно в отношении более чем 42 000 правительственных чиновников проводились расследования на предмет коррупции, при этом более чем 30 000 в год предъявлялись обвинения в уголовных преступлениях.

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