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“Just imag­ine if the $1 tril­lion is not in the hands of cor­rupt peo­ple, how many things it can be used on and how much in eco­nomic re­turns it can bring about.”

head of the in­ter­na­tional econ­omy depart­ment at the Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs, said at a news brief­ing in Beijing on Thurs­day. He cited statis­tics from the World Bank that bribery world­wide costs busi­nesses roughly $1 tril­lion ev­ery year. He said it’s a con­sen­sus of the G20 mem­bers to put the an­ticor­rup­tion is­sue on the agenda of the sum­mit that will be held in Bris­bane, Aus­tralia, this week­end.

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