Using corruption to eliminate corruption seems to me, to be akin to attempting to put out a fire with fuel. This reminds me of a quote, “Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate”.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping has made it a priority to eliminate corruption within the Chinese Communist Party.
“The [Communist Party] desperately wants the appearance of cracking down hard on corruption because they understand that rampant corruption is threatening the party’s legitimacy,” says Associated Press reporter Gillian Wong.
In a story published Sunday, Wong uncovers how that crackdown on corruption has led to another problem: abuse and torture of party officials.
“The way [the party] goes about investigating corruption tends to be so opaque — within the party, controlled entirely by the party — that it allows for these types of abuse to occur,” she says.
The investigations are carried out under the government’s secretive detention and disciplinary system called shuanggui.