Corruption Falling, Flawed Supervisory Systems Rising – Beijing Newspeak

From Beijing Newspeak:

There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned open day to demonstrate Party transparency. On Thursday, the Communist Party’s internal disciplinary body, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, allowed foreign reporters a little peek around its offices for the first time.

The AP reporter wrote a fairly matter-of-fact story on the landmark stroll around the office compound, choosing to focus on a senior official’s comments that among Party officials is falling. Xinhua seemed genuinely concerned as to whether the foreign reporters were having a good time, noting that Shiozawa Eiichi, a Kyodo News journalist, wanted to see things in more detail next time (presumptuous really given the next CPC congress after October isn’t for another five years) and that The Australian correspondent Rowan Callick thought more time should have been allocated to the Q&A session. The AFP reporter took a sardonic approach to convey how the commission puts the “open” in open day with this article cheekily headlined “Little sign of overwork in China’s anti-graft body”. [Full text]



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