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Fake bureaucrat takes China authorities for ride

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Authorities in China are hunting a man who posed as a high-ranking government official and took part in all-expenses-paid junkets for years despite not holding the post, local media reported. 

This picture taken on November 3, 2012 shows a man known as Zhao Xiyong giving a speech at a commercial event with the fake title of "chief secretary of the Policy Research Office of State Council" in Kunming, southwest China. Authorities in China are hunting the man, who posed as a high-ranking government official and took part in all-expenses-paid junkets for years, local media reported.

Middle-aged, clearly well-fed, and clad in the black suits beloved of Chinese bureaucrats, Zhao Xiyong posed as an official from the State Council, China's cabinet, touring factories and local governments, with free banquets thrown in.

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