In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, retired employees of a government office play cards at an old hospital administration building in Xilinhot in northern China’s Inner Mongolia. Buying... more 
In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, retired employees of a government office play cards at an old hospital administration building in Xilinhot in northern China’s Inner Mongolia. Buying and selling office is so rampant in China that it has eroded public trust in officialdom, undermining the ruling Communist Party’s image as an institute that promotes the competent, not the connected. Even though Chinese leaders have vowed to eradicate the practice, it has showed no sign of abatement. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Andy Wong
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 4:10 AM EDT