WorldViews: No more shark fins, whiskey and Prada: The strange signs of China’s corruption crackdown

By Adam Taylor, April 9, 2014

When Xi Jinping first came to power, the Chinese president had some advice for his colleagues: It was time to "take baths" to purify themselves from greed. Both the “tigers” and the “flies” of the part upper and lower officials would be forced to curb their corruption, Xi explained. Just last month, after the arrest of Xu Caihou, a powerful retired People's Liberation Army general, he upped the ante: Announcing that "chili pepper" should be added to the anti-corruption drive to make "every Party official blush and sweat a little."

Read full article >>