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Xi Jinping’s sweeping anti-corruption campaign is backfiring as citizens believe the central government is to blame for local-level graft

2 weeks ago
Sky Canaves
study of more than 83,000 people across China found that in places where the number of reported cases of corruption was higher, residents were more likely to believe that central authorities were more corrupt than their local counterparts.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.

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