30 Things That Only Happen In China

Trials By Proxy

10. Trials By Proxy

Rich people in China literally get the ‘pass’ when it comes to criminal trials. The wealthy arrange body doubles to stand in their place for criminal proceedings, sometimes going as far as serving the perp’s sentence. The term for this practice is ‘ding zui’ meaning ‘substitute criminal.’

It just goes to show the extent of influence China’s 1% have for how far the law could bend for them. An officer from central China states that this is quite common in traffic rules violation cases as the accused aren’t easily identified and the privileged trade money to remain free.

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