November 2, 2012
Beijing Fakes the Good Fight on Corruption
Minxin Pei, The National
The furore over The New York Times's expose of the $2.7 billion assets amassed by the family members of Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has raised many questions about China. The most important one is whether the People's Republic, its name notwithstanding, has become another kleptocracy - a country where a small group of ruling elites have acquired huge wealth principally through the abuse of political power.