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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Chinese Official Removed From Office Because Of Son's Extravagant Wedding.

A waitress stand next to a table of food prepared for a National Day reception at the Great Hall of the People on the eve of the Oct. 1 National Day in Beijing
A village official has been sacked in China over a lavish wedding for his son that cost 1.6m yuan ($260,000;£160,000), state media say. The wedding lasted three days - luxury cars ferried guests around and well-known entertainers kept them amused. Ma Linxiang, deputy head of a village on Beijing's outskirts who hosted the wedding, said the bride's family had paid for most of the ceremony. China's leaders have warned officials not to flaunt wealth amid public anger. Marquees were erected for 210 tables, and some of the celebrations were also held at a convention centre - which had been a 2008 Beijing Olympics venue, the newspaper said.
The local Communist Party discipline inspection commission in Chaoyang district, where Mr Ma's village is located, removed him from his post on Tuesday, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The commission found no evidence that Mr Ma had used public funds for the wedding, but it believed that the extravagance of the celebration ran counter to the party's rules and damaged its image, the report said. Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed to tackle official corruption by going after what he has called powerful "tigers" as well as lowly "flies". The sacking of Mr Ma has received widespread support from users of Weibo, China's version of Twitter. Sigh i wish this stance could be adopted by our President.
BBC News.

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