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China´s Xi purging corrupt officials
to put own men in place: sources

Reuters, by Benjamin Kang Lim *

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 4/16/2014 5:54:36 PM

Beijing - Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to use a purge of senior officials suspected of corruption to put his own men and reform-minded bureaucrats into key positions across the Communist Party, the government and the military, sources said. Xi hopes that removing corrupt officials and those resisting change will allow him to consolidate his grip on power and implement difficult economic, judicial and military reforms that he believes are vital to perpetuate one-party rule, said the sources, who have ties to the leadership. In the most far-reaching example of his intentions, Xi plans to promote about 200 progressive officials

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*with Megha Rajagopalan

No blow torches used in the announcement of their fall from grace...yet.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney, 4/16/2014 8:05:04 PM     (No. 9813656)

There will be more corruption. If the strongman can come for they, he can come for you.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: sikupnfed, 4/16/2014 8:28:41 PM     (No. 9813680)

A corrupt communist? Say it isn´t so!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Sergeant Major, 4/16/2014 9:31:10 PM     (No. 9813721)

In this country we are digging up and maybe fabricating dirt on generals to replace them with compliant replacements

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