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裸体做官 (luǒ tǐ zuò guān): naked official
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'''裸体做官 (luǒtǐ zuòguān): naked official'''
  
A naked official (sometimes written 裸官) is a corrupt official who funnels illegally obtained public funds to his family and children who reside overseas; thus, the official appears naked (without assets) but is really preparing a nest egg overseas.
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[[File:NakedOfficial3.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''This naked official puts public funds into his “graft” bag. He is in China, while his wife and daughter are abroad. (source unknown)'']]
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[[File:official.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''An official exposed while transferring assets to his family in North America. (source unknown)'']]Government official who funnels illegally obtained public funds to family overseas. These officials appear to be “naked” (without assets). Usually abbreviated 裸官 luǒguān.
  
Between 1978 and 2003, the Ministry of Commerce [http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-02/24/content_9492278.htm estimates] that about 4,000 corrupt officials have left China taking with them at least USD$50 billion.
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Naked officials are no aberration. The Ministry of Commerce [http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-02/24/content_9492278.htm estimates] that about 4,000 corrupt officials left China between 1978 and 2003, taking with them at least USD$50 billion.
  
For more on this topic and examples of notable cases, see here ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naked_official#cite_note-China_Daily_02_24-2 English]) and here ([http://baike.baidu.com/view/1823944.htm?fr=ala0_1_1 Chinese]).
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Former Chongqing Party Secretary [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/bo-xilai Bo Xilai] is perhaps China’s most notorious naked official. Although his income was just US$1600 per month, he managed to send his son Guagua to an elite British boarding school, then Oxford and Harvard. [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2013/09/bo-xilai-verdict-liveblog/ Bo received a life sentence] in October 2013 for bribery, embezzlement, and abuse of power.
  
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[http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2014/08/minitrue-axe-story-naked-officials/ On August 7, 2014, the People’s Daily published an article explaining that official figures for the exact number of naked officials cannot be released due to concerns for political stability.] In response, one netizen commented on Weibo:
  
''The naked official (wearing the traditional hat of an official) is putting "public funds" into a bag labeled "corruption." The official is in China and his wife and daughter are abroad.''
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<blockquote>''Bolianshemaxiaolin'' (@博联社马晓霖): Political Earthquake: Isn’t the headline of the People’s Daily Online article a bit too ridiculous? Announcing the number of '''naked officials''' would trigger a “political earthquake?” They sure lack the “[http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2013/05/hexie-farm-%E8%9F%B9%E5%86%9C%E5%9C%BA-the-chinese-patient/ three confidences].” I think the public is already numb. How could you make a political earthquake? (August 7, 2014)</blockquote>
  
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【政治地震】人民网这篇文章的标题是否很雷人?公布'''裸官'''数量就可能引发“政治地震”?太没有“三个自信”了。我感觉群众已经麻木了,哪里来的政治地震?[[https://freeweibo.com/weibo/3740992903130025 '''Chinese''']]</blockquote>
  
[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]
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[[Category:Lexicon]][[Category:Corruption]]

Latest revision as of 20:25, 2 February 2021

裸体做官 (luǒtǐ zuòguān): naked official

This naked official puts public funds into his “graft” bag. He is in China, while his wife and daughter are abroad. (source unknown)
An official exposed while transferring assets to his family in North America. (source unknown)

Government official who funnels illegally obtained public funds to family overseas. These officials appear to be “naked” (without assets). Usually abbreviated 裸官 luǒguān.

Naked officials are no aberration. The Ministry of Commerce estimates that about 4,000 corrupt officials left China between 1978 and 2003, taking with them at least USD$50 billion.

Former Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai is perhaps China’s most notorious naked official. Although his income was just US$1600 per month, he managed to send his son Guagua to an elite British boarding school, then Oxford and Harvard. Bo received a life sentence in October 2013 for bribery, embezzlement, and abuse of power.

On August 7, 2014, the People’s Daily published an article explaining that official figures for the exact number of naked officials cannot be released due to concerns for political stability. In response, one netizen commented on Weibo:

Bolianshemaxiaolin (@博联社马晓霖): Political Earthquake: Isn’t the headline of the People’s Daily Online article a bit too ridiculous? Announcing the number of naked officials would trigger a “political earthquake?” They sure lack the “three confidences.” I think the public is already numb. How could you make a political earthquake? (August 7, 2014)

【政治地震】人民网这篇文章的标题是否很雷人?公布裸官数量就可能引发“政治地震”?太没有“三个自信”了。我感觉群众已经麻木了,哪里来的政治地震?[Chinese]