Our China experts Dr Willy Lam and Lijia Zhang were interviewed by CNN on China program – and shared their insights on corruption in China. Below is the link to the program discussion gist, and the 3 video clips.
“At the end of the day, Xi Jinping’s policy of restricting conspicuous consumption, putting an end to banquets and six star hotels, is popular,” says Willy Lam.
“Nonetheless, regarding big-time corruption that means the passing of the envelope and greasing the palm through a billion-yuan kickback — all of this continues to go on.”
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.
Lijia is a journalist, social commentator and contributor. What sets her apart, though, is her remarkable journey towards becoming an acclaimed author and wordsmith. From humble beginnings in a Nanjing factory, Lijia taught herself English and worked tirelessly towards her dreams. Fueled with a passion for literature, she recently published her memoir, “Socialism is Great”, which has circulated in five continents.