Methods of Anti-Corruption in Government: China
By Brianne Burr, Marketing –
One of the worst places to see corruption is in governments where high-level positions affect a lot of people. Of course, these sorts of power positions are those that are most attractive to and most easily sought out by those who would be corrupt leaders. Governments are full of corrupted officials, and their actions injure all within their realm of power.
President Xi Jinping’s Anti-Corruption Campaign
In an attempt to combat this abuse of power, some have begun anti-corruption campaigns. President Xi Jinping of the Chinese Communist Party has lately conducted such an extensive campaign that he will be able “to promote supporters across the party, government, military and state-owned enterprises,” according to a new report in Bloomberg Businessweek published on July 4, 2014 by Ting Shi.
The same report quotes University of Sydney’s China Studies Centre director Kerry Brown about President Jingping’s campaign: “It is a campaign about allegiance and faith, from a leadership spearheaded by Xi who feels that the Party belief system has to be reasserted or the CCP will go the same way as the USSR.”
Some 23,000 cases of corruption in China were tried in 2013 alone as a result of his campaign (Business Monitor 2014). The effects of this anti-corruption campaign are far-reaching. In the Chinese pharmaceutical market, considerable shutdowns of corruption and illicit activity may slow the progress of the industry; President Jinping will most likely have to increase expenditures in health care to stabilize it and to continue to hold onto the support of the Chinese people (Business Monitor 2014).
Another Anti-Corruption Method
Regrettably, the corruption within governments is widespread. This deplorable situation has necessitated the development of lie detection technology that can be relied upon to identify individuals who engage in corrupt business or government practices.
A scientific team of experts in polygraph technology, the same team who invented the world’s first computerized polygraph, has developed a new test called EyeDetect™. With EyeDetect, a simple and non-intrusive computerized test examines the subtle reactions in the eyes that indicate stress and deception by measuring pupil dilation, eye movement, blinking, and other eye behavior. It then encrypts the data to mathematically determine the individual’s honesty.
Use of EyeDetect in Government
In governmental agencies, deception detection technology could play a significant role. Consider the fact that the CIA and FBI struggle to identify corruption as they spend millions to try to help law enforcement officers discover the truth. EyeDetect could make all the difference in preventing corruption that harms innocent victims by capturing culprits early on.