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Would Old Money Snobbery Help China Fight Corruption?

John Wagner Givens | Posted 05.14.2013 | World
John Wagner Givens

The overconsumption of ostentatious luxury goods fuels graft by forcing Chinese officials to keep up with the Zhangs. A cornerstone of combating official corruption is to make sure that civil servants receive adequate salaries that provide a secure, if plebeian, middle-class lifestyle.