Books Becoming a New Vehicle for Bribery in China

Anonymous Patron writes From The Independent Online: Forget about cars, booze or stacks of cash. Books, particularly those decorated with gold and platinum, are the new vehicle for bribery in China, according to a Chinese lawmaker.

Chen Shuyu, a member of the National People’s Congress, wants the state publishing authority to ban production of such books, which retail at $1 250 (about R8 000) or more, the official Xinhua News Agency said on Wednesday.”