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Both women claimed to work for charities while at the same time flaunting their considerable wealth online.  Outrage over their lifestyles of [https://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/conspicuous-consumption/ conspicuous consumption] served as a rallying cry against corruption.
 
Both women claimed to work for charities while at the same time flaunting their considerable wealth online.  Outrage over their lifestyles of [https://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/conspicuous-consumption/ conspicuous consumption] served as a rallying cry against corruption.
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Guo Meiling in particular was the cause of considerable controversy because [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/07/an-online-scandal-underscores-chinese-distrust-of-its-charities/ she claimed to work for the Red Cross Society of China], and was later proven to be the mistress of a top charity official. The phenomenon of mistresses in China receiving expensive gifts and well-paying jobs has directed public anger towards the mistresses and their [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/space/Godfather sugar daddies], [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2012/12/the-mistress-industrial-complex/ who are often government officials].
  
 
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Revision as of 17:17, 1 April 2013

反腐女战士 (fǎn fǔ nǚ zhàn shì): anti-corruption warrior princess

Guo Meimei tweets pictures of her expensive possessions on a Chinese social media site - via Hexun

“Anti-corruption warrior princess” is the sarcastic title given to Guo Meiling and Liu Xingyu.

Both women claimed to work for charities while at the same time flaunting their considerable wealth online. Outrage over their lifestyles of conspicuous consumption served as a rallying cry against corruption.

Guo Meiling in particular was the cause of considerable controversy because she claimed to work for the Red Cross Society of China, and was later proven to be the mistress of a top charity official. The phenomenon of mistresses in China receiving expensive gifts and well-paying jobs has directed public anger towards the mistresses and their sugar daddies, who are often government officials.

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