In this June 18, 2013 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, China's President Xi Jinping addresses a conference on the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China's (CPC) campaign aimed at boosting ties between CPC members and the public, in Beijing. China’s leadership wants to show a cynical public that it’s modernizing and serious about graft, but it appears to be favoring a top-down ideological campaign - with study sessions, self-criticism and propaganda - over imposing real checks on power. That worries many observers, not only because they doubt it will work, but because the tactic appears to be ripped out of revolutionary leader Mao Zedong’s playbook. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Liu Jiansheng) NO SALES

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In this June 18, 2013 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, China's President Xi Jinping addresses a conference on the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China's (CPC) campaign aimed at boosting ties between CPC members and the public, in Beijing. China’s leadership wants to show a cynical public that it’s modernizing and serious about graft, but it appears to be favoring a top-down ideological campaign - with study sessions, self-criticism and propaganda - over imposing real checks on power. That worries many observers, not only because they doubt it will work, but because the tactic appears to be ripped out of revolutionary leader Mao Zedong’s playbook. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Liu Jiansheng) NO SALES
In this June 18, 2013 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, China's President Xi Jinping addresses a conference on the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China's (CPC) campaign aimed at boosting ties between CPC members and the public, in Beijing. China’s leadership wants to show a cynical public that it’s modernizing and serious about graft, but it appears to be favoring a top-down ideological campaign - with study sessions, self-criticism and propaganda - over imposing real checks on power. That worries many observers, not only because they doubt it will work, but because the tactic appears to be ripped out of revolutionary leader Mao Zedong’s playbook. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Liu Jiansheng) NO SALES
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