BEIJING — Somewhere in the next world, the spirit of Zhao Wen’s brother has struck it rich.
On Wednesday night, the eve of the annual “tomb sweeping” festival known as Qingming, Ms. Zhao, 51, set alight wads of fake Chinese renminbi and American dollars in a street just off a major thoroughfare here in the capital. She also burned ceremonial checks, which her brother could deposit in heaven’s bank. In case he got bored with the immortal realm, she had thrown in a passport for easy interdimensional travel. NYTimes article link