Yang Guowen has been jailed for 18 years. Photo: Tongliao Intermediate People's Court

Corrupt Chinese official who used spy movie tricks to hide bribes jailed for 18 years

  • Inner Mongolian cadre accepted more than US$22 million from officials and businessmen and hid the proceeds in chicken coops and disused water tanks
Topic |   Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign

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Yang Guowen has been jailed for 18 years. Photo: Tongliao Intermediate People's Court
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A high price and ease of portability made cordyceps a popular currency among corrupt officials. Photo: David Wong

‘Himalayan Viagra’ the focus of China’s latest anti-corruption campaign

  • Fungus that grows on caterpillars and sells for more than gold has become a popular currency among crooked officials
  • Authorities in Qinghai province announce three-month campaign to combat use of ‘local specialities’ to finance crime
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A high price and ease of portability made cordyceps a popular currency among corrupt officials. Photo: David Wong
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