Classic Xi Jinping: on acquiring moral character

Benjamin Penny

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Abstract

In September 2013, Reuters reported 'three independent sources' as saying that Xi Jinping believes China is 'losing its moral compass' as a result of the country's extraordinary economic growth and the national mania for making money. Xi believes that Confucianism, Buddhism and Daoism can help to provide a moral bulwark against corruption. One of Reuters' sources claimed that Xi realises his anti-corruption campaign can only 'cure symptoms' while 'reform of the political system and faiths are needed to cure the disease of corruption'.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationShared Destiny
EditorsG R Barme, L Jaivin and J Goldkorn
Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
PublisherANU Press
Pages4-13
Volume1
Edition1st
ISBN (Print)9781925022933
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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