China Corruption in China
Economic Issue Corruption in China has be subject to significant media attention since president Xi Jinping announced his Anti-corruption campaign following the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) which was held in November 2012. Despite this high profile anti-graft drive, in 2014 China was ranked No.100 in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, which is 20 places lower than 2013, when it ranked No.80. This puts China on par with Algeria and Suriname, and comparable to Armenia, Colombia, Egypt, Gabon, Liberia, Panama, Bolivia, Mexico, Moldova and Niger. China ranked less corrupt than neighbours Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, North Korea, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nepal but more corrupt than neighbours India, Bhutan, Macau, Hong Kong and Mongolia. Means of corruption include graft, bribery, embezzlement, backdoor deals, nepotism, patronage, and statistical falsification.