The rich can still walk away from jail in China

A centuries-old practice of China’s upper crust continues today, except with a bit more circumspection.

Rich and/or powerful people on trial or convicted can still get away with hiring replacements to serve their sentences. But because of ubiquitous Internet videos, only if the replacements facially resemble the perps.

Since the rich person winds up paying for his conviction (though a relatively small price), the practice is called (“ding zui”) sort of a “cap-and-trade” policy for crime.

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