Ye, Xingyi *
Corruption in China became increasingly serious during its period of social transition, and fighting corruption has been an important topic in Chinese politics. More and more officials have been under investigation at the provincial and ministerial levels since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China CPC (CPC) resulting in severe economic losses and huge challenges to China's governing institutions, while gradually spreading widely socially. The corruption cases amongst officials at the provincial and ministerial levels since the 18th National Congress show the following characteristics and trends: large time span, major amounts, very focused fields corruption, and involvement among family are involved. This shows that corruption is not simply the result of a lack of competitive democracy, but the comprehensive outcome of a combined lack of supervision and restrictions in the context of the temptation of privileged interests in the process of modernization and development of the nation.
Key-words: corruption, provincial and ministerial officials, characteristics of provincial and ministerial corruption, countermeasures