Fallen Tiger, Shaken Dragon: China's Corruption Trail

Zhou Yongkang, China's top security official, attends a plenary session on the draft amendment to the Criminal Procedure Law
Zhou Yongkang, China's top security official, attends a plenary session on the draft amendment to the Criminal Procedure Law as China's National People's Congress (NPC) takes place in Beijing, China, on Thursday, March 8, 2012. China is holding the fifth session of the eleventh NPC this month. Photographer: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Fallen Tiger, Shaken Dragon From Project Syndicate

Minxin Pei is a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and a non-resident senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is poised to cage the biggest political "tiger" -- a corrupt top official -- in the history of the People's Republic. But the imminent arrest of former internal security chief Zhou Yongkang reconfirms a profoundly worrisome fact: the Middle Kingdom remains deeply corrupt.

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