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An American in China

Local Kleptocracies in China?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 8, 2011

I was reading an interesting article about corruption in China. The question was if china is developing local kleptocracies. Although I’d never heard of the word, I understand klepto so I can figure it out. It would appear that this term is appropriate to many areas of China, unfortunately. On the positive side, I was watching the chicom channel and saw a woman who lived in nothing more than a shack in Tai Yuan. The funny thing is that although she lived in abject poverty, here eyes were bright and happy. To me the only smiling faces in China are on the faces of the poor…

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