fredag 22. januar 2016

Chinese Officials Take U.S.$1 Billion, Probed Over Lavish Weddings

The ruling Chinese Communist Party has probed more than 10,000 officials in the past three years alone for lavish weddings and other ceremonies, sparking renewed calls for systemic change to tackle an endemic problem. Since Beijing issued an ethical code for officials banning the use of public funds for lavish private ceremonies and celebrations, the party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) has investigated 11,445 people, and handed out punishments to 7,558 of them, official media reported. Of those, 88 were investigated since the beginning of 2016 alone, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Read more