It is normal to cheat in China. The Chinese explain it by stating there are just "too many people" and so "mei banfa" -meaning "no choice"
I teach at a medical school in Zhejiang Province, and during the January Final Tests I caught many students with cheat notes tucked under the desks. I was told to "let it go". It's normal here.
I also met a dentist in Chaozhou, Guandong Province, who formerly worked as a butcher. He then paid for someone to do the dental training and exams, in his name - and he now runs a dental practice. Common here.
Chinese are the masters of plagiarism. Countless PhD holders engaged in plagiarism to obtain their degrees.
Ghost in China