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Chinese officials love their cars — big, fancy, expensive cars. A chocolate-colored Bentley worth $560,000 is cruising the streets of Beijing with license plates indicating it is registered to Zhongnanhai, the Communist Party headquarters. The armed police, who handle riots and crowd control, have the same model of Bentley in blue.
And just in case it needs to go racing off to war, the Chinese army has a black Maserati that sells in China for $330,000.
"Corruption on wheels is an accurate description of this problem," said Wang Yukai, a professor at the Chinese Academy of Governance.
Originally posted by MentalPriapism
This is a great example of government abuse and misuse of funds for their own benefit. They really just don't care about the needs of others. Is it me, or does this same sentiment seem rather pervasive in governments across the world? What other examples can you think of?