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Causes and Solutions: Corruption in Chinese Military Enterprises

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Yang Yi

Institute of Defence Economics and Management, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China.

*Corresponding author: Yang Yi


Since the 1980s, Chinese leadership has promoted a gradual transition from a planned to a market economy, and since the end of the 1990s, this process has been extended to state military enterprises, generating positive results but also numerous problems. The most striking issue is corruption, which has attracted significant attention from the press and public. If not properly addressed, this could jeopardize the development of China’s economy and armed forces. Since 2012, following intense anti-corruption activities promoted by Secretary General Xi Jinping, many military company executives have been investigated, resulting in some convictions. These judicial proceedings have highlighted the rampant corruption within the defense industry. This study describes several issues common among the corruption episodes. Specialist industry sources, court judgments, and many journalistic investigations were consulted to analyze two corruption cases between 2013 and 2015. These events saw a subsequent strengthening of the fight against corruption. While the cases analyzed are unique, they contribute to a fuller picture of corruption in China, and this research could be expanded through analyses of other cases.


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Causes and Solutions: Corruption in Chinese Military Enterprises

How to cite this paper: Yang Yi. (2021) Causes and Solutions: Corruption in Chinese Military Enterprises. Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science5(1), 69-80.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2021.01.008

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