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This is the heading of an article in The Economist reporting restaurant grave robbing.  "By day Mr Wei sold pancakes in Shaanxi, a northern province.  By night he led a gang of grave robbers who tunneled under an ancient temple near his shop."  His success was such he and his business partners opened a chain of restaurants near other shrines and pagodas.


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Mr Google returns no story with that headline, but there is this one from a couple of weeks back. Only the Economist seems to be reporting  this. Possible because it happened over a year ago. Mr. Wei was imprisoned last year for 15 years. His second conviction for this type of offence.


Quite why the Economist chooses to run this story now is a mystery.

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