In a country where it seems that just about every corrupt male official keeps one or two mistresses — or 18 of them — average citizens take pleasure watching the philanderers occasionally get their comeuppance.
Known in China as "xiao san" (little third) or "ernai" (second woman), extracurricular lovers have become so ubiquitous among Communist Party politicos that some claim their love nests are driving up Beijing real-estate prices.
According to a 2013 Renmin University study of officials who'd been punished for corruption, 95 percent were found to have had affairs, while 60 percent kept a steady mistress.
Inevitably, of course, most mistresses end up getting jilted or dumped. Now, thanks to social media, spurned mistresses are getting revenge online, and their tales have become the subject of widespread gossip.
Over the last year, many officials have discovered that hell hath no fury like a Chinese mistress scorned.