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In China, corruption cases keep cropping up

In China, corruption cases keep cropping up

Reports of corrupt Chinese officials seem to be a dime a dozen these days, and it’s easy for readers to get blasé about such news. So this week, the Beijing Youth Daily provided its audience with a helpful info-graphic to highlight the case of Wei Pengyuan.

Wei, deputy director of the coal division of the National Energy Administration, was found with 100 million renminbi -- $16 million -- at his home, the financial news publication Caixin reported this week, citing unnamed investigators. 

Since the 100-renminbi note is the largest-denomination bill in circulation, that means that Wei’s...