The Changes in China’s Anti-Corruption Policy During 1949 to Present

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Norachat Wang
Jian Guo


Anti-corruption has been an important policy issue in China since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 2012. Anti-corruption has become a new normal in Chinese politics. This article adopts the Advocacy Coalition Framework (ACF) to study the changes in China’s anti-corruption policy since 1949. The study is found that: (1) From the era of Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping China’s anti-corruption policy subsystem has gradually formed two advocacy coalitions: the CPC system and the state system, the dominant coalition in making decision is the CPC system; (2) China's anti-corruption system has transformed a single-track into dual-track model because of the change of the CPC’s policy core belief. Therefore, as long as there is the strong social participation mechanism, China’s anti-corruption will be an effective development.

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Wang, N., & Guo, J. (2020). The Changes in China’s Anti-Corruption Policy During 1949 to Present. Connexion: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 9(2), 57–65. Retrieved from
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