Willy Lam commented on the Anti-Corruption campaign in China. Tania Branigan refers to his comments in her article in the Guardian: Politburo, army, casinos: China’s corruption crackdown spreads.
The graft-busting body – the Central Commission for Disciplinary Inspection – has dramatically expanded its power and reach: “Never has the CCDI, whose job used to be solely related to clean governance, been involved so deeply in the country’s overall administration,” wrote analyst Willy Lam in a piece for the Jamestown Foundation. “While President Xi’s commitment to clean governance does not seem to be in doubt, he and the CCDI’s Wang [Qishan] need to do more to convince the public that they have not been using one of China’s most powerful organs to consolidate their power and to decimate political foes.”
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Dr Willy Lam
With more than 30 years of experience in writing and researching about China, Willy Wo-Lap LAM is a recognized authority on areas including the Chinese Communist Party, public administration, foreign policy, the People’s Liberation Army, as well as the country’s economic and political reform. Dr Lam has worked in senior editorial positions in international media including Asiaweek newsmagazine, South China Morning Post, and the Asia-Pacific Headquarters of CNN.
Since early 2005, Dr Lam has been a Professor of China Studies at Akita International University, Japan (www.aiu.ac.jp). He is also an Adjunct Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong (History Department & Master of Global Political Economy Program); and a Senior Fellow at Jamestown Foundation (www.jamestown.org), a leading foreign-policy think tank in Washington D.C.
Willy’s views on China are frequently sought by global media including CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, ABC, Bloomberg, Voice of America, and other major publications and electronic media. He has been awarded visiting fellowships by institutions including Columbia University, Washington University at St. Louis (U.S.), Nottingham University (Britain), and Murdoch University (Australia.)