China’s control of corruption is well below its human development capacity. Despite some improvements on e-government and administrative simplification, and some effort to implement conflict of interest for officials, its performance is dragged down by very low fiscal transparency and the severely restricted ability of the citizens to denounce corruption and misgovernment. As the 2020 coronavirus crisis showed, China underperforms due to lack of transparency and empowerment of its own human resources within the public sector and civil society.
Selected trends from the Public Integrity Index
Trends in Judicial Independence, Administrative Burden, Freedom of the Press over the past 13 years