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Smiling Chinese official in the mire over his expensive watch collection

by | 31st, August 2012

TO China, where official Yang Dacai is said to own at least 11 watches worth between £3,000 and £40,000 each. Mr Yang is the chief of the Quality Supervision Bureau in the central Chinese city of Xi’an. He earns around £6,000 a year.

Mr Yang and his watches were spotted after he was seen smiling at a disaster. A coach had crashed, killing 36 people. Mr YAng was caught on camera smiling. Netizens erupted in disgust. They targeted Mr Yang. Searching for images of him smiling at other disaster sites, they began to notice his watches. Users of China’s Sina Weibo site pointed to a Rolex worth RMB65,000 (about £6,470), an Omega valued at RMB40,000 and

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