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    buried within

    Dear all,

    How should I understand "buried within" outlined in the sentence below?
    Does it mean "under the charge of"?

    Thanks in advance.


    The book is, in many ways, a story of remarkable progress. In 1974 a delegation to the United Nations led by the future Chinese leader, Deng Xiaoping, almost never left home because there wasn’t enough cash in the banking system—the entire Chinese banking system—to pay for the delegates’ plane tickets. Conditions worsened even further after that. By 1978, when Mr Deng returned from yet another political exile to assume power, China’s formal financial system had shrunk to a single institution, the People’s Bank, whose head office was made up of 80 people buried within the Ministry of Finance.

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    Re: buried within

    Hi Eartha

    As a NES, but not a teacher:

    Not exactly.

    What is basically meant is that it was just one group hidden amongst many in the Ministry of Finance, with a very low profile, not easily identifiable to outsiders (or even possibly to those actually working in the Ministry)

    Hope this helps

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