China's anti-corruption campaign: The greatest hits

April 21, 2015 4:19 AM

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Huge stacks of cash, boxes of jewels and a pure gold statue of Chairman Mao: These are just a few of the items confiscated from Chinese officials during an anti-corruption drive now in its third year.

Hundreds of thousands of Communist Party officials, including major party bosses as well as local functionaries, have been caught up in the crackdown. Experts cite various motivations for President Xi Jinping's campaign: an attempt to purify the party, consolidate power or boost public confidence in...

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