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Li Xi, hombre de confianza de Xi Jinping.
Li Xi, hombre de confianza de Xi Jinping.AP
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QUIN. Senior Chinese officers and businessmen go away jail to face in entrance of a digicam and reveal in a profitable documentary the corruption scandals that destroyed their careers.

FOR QU. The format works on tv and state propaganda makes use of it in order that the individuals see that the system forcefully punishes dangerous individuals, though activist teams denounce that many confessions are compelled.

This week’s most watched program on Chinese state tv is a four-episode documentary in regards to the anti-corruption campaigns launched by the Government. In the documentary, which is being broadcast every day in components, completely different profiles seem dragged by the Beijing purges: excessive officers, provincial legislators and grasping businessmen go away jail to face in entrance of a digicam and reveal intimately the corruption scandals that They ruined their careers.

Fan Yifeiformer deputy governor of the Central Bank of China, arrested in June final yr, explains how he benefited from million-dollar bribes for greater than a decade. Chen Jiadongsome of the outstanding politicians within the southern province of Fujian, acknowledges that he deserves the life sentence he obtained 5 months in the past for accumulating a fortune of greater than 10 million euros.

One of the chapters of the documentary focuses on the best anti-corruption marketing campaign within the historical past of Chinese soccerwhich took out many huge names in 2023. Chen Xuyuan, former president of soccer’s governing physique, and Li Tie, former males’s nationwide coach, acknowledge their participation in bribery and match-fixing schemes.

Chinese viewers at all times devour applications the place corrupt politicians, spies and murderers reveal their sins in prime time. The format works on tv and state propaganda incessantly makes use of it in order that the individuals see that the system forcefully punishes “the bad guys”though human rights teams usually come out denouncing that many of those confessions are compelled – particularly referring to activists accused of espionage – or that some officers who seem talking are literally victims of political purges.

A spokesperson for the Central Commission of the Disciplinary Committee (CCDI), the anti-corruption physique of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), additionally explains within the documentary that within the first 9 months of 2023, round 470,000 instances of corruptiontogether with 45 senior officers investigated, the very best quantity since 2012, when President Xi Jinping started his time period with a cleanup in any respect ranges of the CCP.

“While there was an overwhelming victory in the anti-corruption campaign, the party increase the punishments to pursue the flies and ants more forcefully,” Xi mentioned final Monday throughout a gathering of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the corrupt enforcement arm that he directs. Li Xi (67 years previous), one of many Chinese chief’s trusted males and an necessary participant within the highly effective Politburo of Beijing.

Li was the CCP chief in affluent Guangdong province, one of many nation’s richest areas and a world manufacturing heart. But the present anti-corruption czar turned fashionable among the many political elite when he popularized the “red tourism” ideain reference to journeys to locations famous within the historical past of the Communist Party.

Li was a pioneer in selling these excursions to town of Yan’an, the revolutionary birthplace of Mao Zedong. There, in the course of the civil battle, the communist chief took refuge with 8,000 troopers of his Red Army and deliberate the following founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. Li turned this place into the pilgrimage epicenter of Chinese patriotic tourism.