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Fake bureaucrat takes China authorities for ride

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posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 11:34 AM
Not sure if this was posted but here it is. This is hilarious and funny as how the hell can someone cheat the ever so sneaky Chinese Government
Some cojones thats for sure.

Beijing: Authorities in China are hunting a man who posed as a high-ranking government official and took part in all-expenses-paid junkets for years despite not holding the post, local media reported.

Middle-aged, clearly well-fed, and clad in the black suits beloved of Chinese bureaucrats, Zhao Xiyong posed as an official from the State Council, China's cabinet, touring factories and local governments, with free banquets thrown in.

But authorities in southern China's Yunnan province, where Zhao conducted most of his tours, apparently got wise to his deception, which apparently lasted over two years, and branded him an "imposter" on social media sites.

"Someone called Zhao Xiyong posed as the head of a State Council Research Office... made inspection tours and gave speeches," a local government office in Yunnan wrote on Sina Weibo, a Chinese equivalent of Twitter.
Zhao was hired in 2010 as a consultant for an economic zone on the basis of his State Council credentials, reported the respected Chinese magazine Caixin.

Its unclear how Zhao was able to trick local officials into believing his story, but he could face up to 10 years in prison for his deception, the China News Service said, citing lawyers.


posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 11:45 AM
People don't question those who wield power, because it comes off as a little uncouth. It also may bring some unwanted wrath your way if done without caution.

But, this type of thing isn't limited to China at all. Look at the former DHS boss who got their education from a diploma mill. Or the truckloads of fake doctors that sell themselves off as something other than the quacks they are.

Wouldn't want to be caught if I was this guy though... The Chinese are not particularly nice to people who make them lose face. Which this fellow did to everyone that fell for the scam...

posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 12:14 PM
reply to post by boncho
Agree. However the guy has to have pairs of steel to push forward ahead as he did within the Chinese Government.

posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 12:35 PM

Originally posted by hp1229
reply to post by boncho
Agree. However the guy has to have pairs of steel to push forward ahead as he did within the Chinese Government.

Or his friends Yunnan government knew the whole time, but whistle got blown on him. In which case he disappeared.

Yeah, I'd say even if he had support, he still needed a pair.

posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 12:32 PM
reply to post by hp1229

When one is dealing with the sort of person who would do something like this, there are several reasons why shock at the size of this mans pair should be limited. When a person of such staggering hubris elects to perform such a risky move, the greater the potential wrath that might come down on him, and the smaller the odds of success, the larger the steel balls become.

Its part of the mindset. Its the same part of the brain that makes people like Felix Baumgartner chuck himself out of a space balloon and plummet at speeds up to mach 1.25, or made Sir Ranulph Fiennes take on an arctic exploration mission, or an Everest asscent, or any of the other stark staring bonkers stuff he has done. Its the risk that gives the thrill, the greater the risk, the greater the thrill. Fighter pilots, F1 drivers, they all have it too.

It just so happens that this particular fellow managed to give a massive finger to the Chinese government as well has filling his belly, and his need for a thrill. What a guy! I for one salute him!

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