The 20th National Congress of the CCP is approaching, and this is a sensitive time when top-level infighting gets fierce. Recently, the Chinese government has repeatedly launched policies to promote anti-corruption campaigns. In retaliation, Xi Jinping opponents allegedly launched a so-called “Jade Campaign” promoted on social media
As reported by Xinhua net, Xi Jinping told the Communist Party Politburo on June 17 that anti-corruption measures are a critical political battle that the party can’t afford to lose.
On the same day, the General Office of China Communist Party’s Central Committee issued the “Regulations on the management of the business by the spouses, children of leading cadres in doing business” to tighten families’ business. The regulations require reporting personal matters yearly; the higher the rank, the more strict the requirements.
Following the end of the 18th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party in 2012, a comprehensive anti-corruption effort was launched in China.
In 2015, Xi Jinping emphasized the importance of family education when he presided over the tenth meeting of the Central Leading Group for Deepening Reform.
This shows that Xi’s anti-corruption aimed at a major corruption phenomenon in the officialdom—family corruption.
Wu Guoguang, a professor of political science, told the RFI that Xi Jinping has continuously carried out political purges at the highest levels of the party by fighting corruption. In the process of the purge, he has reorganized power. It shouldn’t be surprising that the latest announcement comes ahead of the 20th National Congress.
According to YiBao China, Xi’s opponents have allegedly launched a so-called “Jade Campaign” to oppose Xi Jinping’s re-election.
The “Jade campaign” targets Xi using hashtags such as #downXi and #JadeCampaign.