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Study on Reasons of China’s Official Corruption

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DOI: 10.25236/ermbfe.2019.010


Ren Zhiying

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Ren Zhiying


How to prevent and decrease corruption deserves significant research in politics, administration and management in China. Corruption at or above provincial and ministerial levels will hold up economic development, undermine public order and even affect social stability. Since the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, China's anti-corruption efforts have intensified, and a large number of provincial and ministerial officials have been caught in corruption and bribe-taking in a short period of time. Studying and discussing the causes of their corruption can offer some enlightenment and suggestions for the future anti-corruption work, which does good to the healthy development of China's political economy and the maintenance of social stability. This paper adopts the method of empirical analysis to investigate the situation of provincial and ministerial officials who have fallen from power since the 19th CPC National Congress. The current study reveals that officials in the same place of birth who work in the same organ are more prone to corruption; the longer they join the Party, the more likely corruption will occur. Premised on the results of the current study, the current study comes up with the following suggestions: to intensify the assessment of officials and ideological education; to establish and perfect the supervision system; to strengthen the formulation of relevant laws and regulations; to improve supervision over officials and their families; to consolidate personnel assessment.


Corruption; Provincial and Ministerial Officials; 19th CPC National Congress