China: Political corruption

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 China

Political corruption index

 Latest value 0.401
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.365
 Min - Max 0.175 - 0.519
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for China from 1960 to 2022. The average value for China during that period was 0.365 index points with a minimum of 0.175 index points in 1960 and a maximum of 0.519 index points in 2000. The latest value from 2022 is 0.401 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 171 countries is 0.479 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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China - Political corruption - Recent values chart

Historical chart
China - Political corruption - historical chart - 1960-2022




Definition: Composite index that measures corruption in the executive, legislative, and judicial realms. Higher values mean less corruption.

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