Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Shenzhen businessman found guilty of bribing military officials

China's Caixin magazine (English version) has just published this report of a case tried in Guangzhou, in which a Shenzhen businessman was found guilty of bribing military officials so that he could use land owned by the military for real estate projects and obtain a military license plate for his company car.   Cars with military (and armed police) license plates are able to ignore traffic laws and avoid paying tolls, as further detailed in this 2013 New York Times report. More on the fortunes made from the sale of military land can be read here. Is this the tip of the iceberg as far as cases involving military corruption are concerned?

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