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Corruption Blurs The Lines Of China's Mistress Culture

An anti-vice crackdown in China has targeted mistresses and sex workers as part of a social problem, but mistresses have been an open secret in China for years.

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Corruption Blurs The Lines Of China's Mistress Culture

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