Many local people feel corruption is embedded deeply into the fabric of government. They dismiss the efforts of the current leaders as a "temporary" fix and do not see the party cleaning up it's act in the long term. If the government is serious about catching "Tigers and flies", it seems there will be no one left to run the ship.
This is a very sad for China....
How then can the party restore the confidence of the people?
How can real "permanent" reform take root in a "sea of corruption"?
I can not blame those who engaged in this activity, when it was the "norm" for so many years. But I can blame them if they continue this behavior in the future.
I said it before.....
"No good comes out of a corrupt government" this money is "cursed" and will follow them and their family for the rest of their life.
To combat this, the government should enact a period of "Amnesty" for government officials to come "clean" with their illegal acts, in order to keep their position within the party. Full disclosure and the return of ill gotten monies is a huge step. Those who do not take this opportunity will face the risk of being caught by those who come forward.
It can be done and people are willing to come forward, if they have a way to "get out" of a system they could not avoid. Let them cooperate with those who are serious about making a better China and reform her into a political system that will be the example for the world to follow and envy.