Editorial : Politics should take back seat in campaign against corruption

【明報專訊】LU WEI, the former deputy head of the propaganda department of the Communist Party of China (CPC), was under investigation last week for "his serious alleged irregularities". The matter has provoked widespread discussion at home and abroad given the fact that Lu was formerly the head of the General Office of the Central Leading Group for Internet Security and Informatization (GOCLGISI). Judging from what has been said by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) and official media outlets, the downfall of Lu must have to do with corruption, in which pecuniary advantages must have been involved, but it is primarily down to his political mistakes.