New App Shows Just How Much Corruption Ages Officials in China

Li Daqiu, 61, was Vice-Chair of the Guangxi Provincial People’s Political Consultative Conference. (Image: Beijing News)
Li Daqiu, 61, was Vice-Chair of the Guangxi Provincial People’s Political Consultative Conference. (Image: Beijing News)

Microsoft’s new website How Old Do I Look has become super popular, and created lots of discussions on social media.

Have you been tagged by your friends in photos with an age on your head? Have you experimented with uploading several photos to see which one makes you look youngest? And have you seen the spooky photos with the yellow square showing someone else was there too? You must have noticed at least one of them.

Some websites have been uploading VIP photos on How-old net to test their ages. The Beijing News got a similar idea, but did it for a different type of celebrity.

They used photos of Chinese officials taken before and after they were imprisoned for corruption. The test results clearly show how prison life can take away your youth and energy.

 The former Communist Party Secretary of Zunyi. (Image: Bjnews.com)

Actual age: 55. (Image: Beijing News)

Liao Shaohua, the former Communist Party Secretary of Zunyi City, was sentenced on April 9 to 16 years in jail for accepting bribes and abusing power. Many people were astonished when Liao appeared in the court, asking:

Is this the same person?

Liao wasn’t the only one who had aged a lot in his before and after photos.

Actual age: 61. (Image: Bjnews.com)

Actual age: 61. (Image: Beijing News)

Not too long ago, Li Daqiu was still Vice-Chair of the Guangxi Provincial People’s Political Consultative Conference, as he kept climbing up in his career. In October 2014, however, Li was sentenced to 16 years for taking bribes worth $1.8 million.

19 years apart. (Image: Bjnews.com)

19 years apart. (Image: Beijing News)

Chen Baihuai, former Vice-Chairman of the Hubei Provincial People’s Political Consultative Conference, was imprisoned and tried in 2014 for accepting bribes and abuse of power. Chen has aged 19 years just in a few months.

One of the Big Tigers. (Image: Bjnews.com)

One of the big tigers. (Image: Beijing News)

Liu Tienan, the Director of the National Energy Administration, was accused of taking huge bribes worth $40 billion! In December 2014, Liu was sentenced to imprisonment for life.

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