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China’s anticorruption drive ensnares the lowly and rattles families

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A pig farmer's confession to bribery — and what happened after he retracted it — shows a dark side to President Xi Jinping's popular campaign against official graft," The Wall Street Journal reported. "Families around China say overzealous authorities have forced confessions, tortured suspects and made improper convictions." Meanwhile, Reuters states, "The People's Liberation Army is...reeling from Xi's anticorruption campaign, which has seen dozens of officers investigated and jailed, including Xu Caihou and Guo Boxiong, both former vice chairmen of the Central Military Commission."
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Jiayun Feng
By Jiayun Feng
Jiayun is a Chinese native and was born in Shanghai, where she spent her first 20 years and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Fudan University. Interested in writing for a global audience, she attended the NYU Graduate School of Journalism for its Global & Joint Program Studies, which allows her to pursue a journalistic career along with her interest in international relations. She has previously interned for Sixth Tone and Shanghai Daily.
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