And lest anyone think the even-handed, compassionate justice meted out by the chengguan only applies to street vendors, at least one Bloomberg News reporter might beg to differ.
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It happened last Saturday at the opening ceremony of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region's Big Plate Cuisine Festival -- and we now must accept the fact that we were caught flat-footed.
Unlike Twitter, which relies on private citizens to uncover philandering politicians, China's NASDAQ-traded Sina Weibo has "at least 100 staffers devoted to monitoring content 24 hours a day" -- though "many believe the figure is much higher."
"False issuance of exclusive value-added tax invoices to defraud export tax refunds or to offset taxes" won't get you seated in the chair, either.
'It is much harder work than it looks."