Why some common Chinese people can afford expensive cars and buy expensive houses.

Following is a typical example:

In Guangdong provice, this month the entire 42 employees of the Driving License Exam Office are fired. Why? Because they took money from all the exam participants.

One examiner monitors about 20 exam participants, taking about 100 to 300 RMB (17 to 50 US dollars) per person, every day GREY income is about $600, every month about $15,000 extra GREY income. Their normal salary is about 5000 RMB ($800) per month, so for this kind of common people their annual income can reach $150,000.

Chinese Source

“只要是监考,就有钱拿。考一个学员几百元,一天能考十几个、二十个学员,算下来,一天就有几千元的灰色收入进账。”该办案人员说,“考官为争取多上考场,争相向梁志雄‘进贡’。从案情来看,凡是给梁志雄送过钱的,主考的学员人数也更多。”