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"It costs 30,000 yuan ($4,884) to investigate an extramarital affair."A private detective said this to give some idea of the rates he charges for his services. Although technically illegal in China, it is estimated that there are 20,000 private detectives working nationwide. Recently, two private detectives were sentenced at the Dongcheng District People's Court to one year imprisonment and a 100,000-yuan fine for engaging in unauthorized business practices. (Source: The Beijing Youth Daily)
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