Effectiveness of Xi’s Anti-corruption Campaign in China: A Preliminary Study


  • Mehwish Muzaffar Department of Politics, East China Normal University Shanghai, China


Corruption is considered a phenomenon which can be seen in every country and region. It is a curse and a cancer for the economy of the country. It is unethical and unacceptable behavior and the use of power for individual and personal gain. The objectives of this research are to analyze the level of corruption in China and the efforts to curb the corruption. The anti-corruption campaign of China is popular among the scholars and analysts not only in China but also internationally.  Xi Jinping came into power in 2012 and started crackdowns upon tigers and flies. Xi gives importance to the party discipline and behavior of party cadres. The Communist Party of China set strict rules and regulations to curb the corruption. This research is based on qualitative methods and data was collected by secondary sources which provide better understanding of Chinese anti-corruption efforts. This research provides the history and present situation of corruption in China.

Keywords: China, Corruption, Anti-corruption Policies, Marxist-Leninist ideology, Party Discipline.



How to Cite

Muzaffar, M. (2023). Effectiveness of Xi’s Anti-corruption Campaign in China: A Preliminary Study. Political Horizons, 1(1), 1–8. Retrieved from https://journals.iub.edu.pk/index.php/ph/article/view/973