Early last week, I read an article written by Malcolm Moore entitled, “Corruption starts early in China,” with a sub-lead “Government jobs pay a great deal more-–if you can afford to buy them.” It told about a 28-year old office worker who paid $29,000 to get a job as a policeman in Inner Mongolia. Why policeman and why Mongolia? The answer was, “The job is stable and there is profit in it. The cops in the bureau all have houses and possessions that do not match their salaries.”
The article said that corruption in the Communist Party “runs from the billions allegedly amassed by the families of top leaders all the way down to the lowliest state employees.” The scathing report said the phase “mai guan” or “buying a job” has entered the Chinese dictionary as it has contaminated the Chinese lifestyle.
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