Anti-corruption 187 collected information about 187 senior corrupt officials since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2012. It shows a key point of China’s political reform.Since 2012, anti-corruption has been one of the most important issues in China’s political ecology. At the same time, it’s closed to Chinese people’s life. During the five years, there are tons of reports about it and the information is not only complicate, but confusing. It is very important and necessary for readers to find a good way to have a clear clue on what really happened looking through so many years in political stage. Caixin Media published this project right before the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. It is based on the newsroom’s own database about all level’s corrupt officials during the five years.This project tells the story how the 187 senior corrupt officials were caught from five main dimensions: Where (the map), When (the timeline), Violation of the Party’s Disciplines, Violation of Laws, and Term of Penalty. Meanwhile, official levels and some representative details are also included.The database has much more information than the five dimensions, such as their born places. But they are out of the most important parts, so we leave them out and help readers focus on the key points.
What makes this project innovative?
The whole work covers a lot. Although the data is big, the project is easy to decode:A) We used hexgon as the main visual element, which makes the work very brief. The gradient is used to present the official level and it is helpful for readers to understand. Smooth transition is also a way to make readers feel comfortable when they interact with the project.B) Our report provide both PC version and mobile version. The mobile one goes first and spread is outstanding. The share the same design ideas but meeting the different need. PC version reports more details and the interaction contains more branches. Mobile version is brief and easy to spread.
What was the impact of your project? How did you measure it?
The number of people who read this article is over 100 thousand. The project is also concerned by some academies and government departments.
Source and methodology
The database is built by ourselves, which is updated in real time with the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
After the sketch, we need how hexagons performs in real graphics before start coding. So we used RAWGraphs and illustrator for the design. While coding, we used d3.js and vue.js.
Journalist: Baocheng Chen, Zizhen LinDesigner: Jiaxin Liu, Chenming NiuDeveloper: Zhichao ShenSupervisor: Chen Huang