China Society

The Chinese Shops That Allow Officials to Sell Their Bribes

Beer is displayed at the Jinzhu Manjiang beer factory in Heilongjiang Province, China, on Aug. 1, 2013. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
Beer is displayed at the Jinzhu Manjiang beer factory in Heilongjiang Province, China, on Aug. 1, 2013. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

In today’s face-conscious—and bribe-heavy—Chinese society, gift-giving has come to occupy a weighty place in the local economy. So much so, in fact, that stores are...




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