Thomas HEBERER

Corruption has always plagued China, even as it has been frowned on by most of society. Factors embedded in the modern, Communist, system—such as centralization of the economy, state control of resources, lack of a clear division between public and private sectors, and a single political party—seem to promote corruption.

Tanwu, the Chinese word for corruption, comprises characters literally meaning “dirt” and “greed.” When combined with the word fuhhua or fubai, the meaning is “a corrupt

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:54-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Governance, Law|Comments Off on Corruption (Tānwū fǔbài 贪污腐败)|Tānwū fǔbài 贪污腐败 (Corruption)

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