Xi Jinping Kiboshes the Dim Sum

Bad news for all of you in the Chinese military, the┬ádiktat has cancelled those tasty banquets y’all like so much. No more kung pow chicken, no more pot-stickers:

China has banned senior military officers from holding alcohol- fuelled banquets or from staying in luxury hotels when on work trips in the latest move by Communist Party chief Xi Jinping to fight corruption, state media reported on Saturday.

Receptions will also no longer feature welcome banners, red carpets, flowers, honour guards, performances or souvenirs, the powerful Central Military Commission, which Xi oversees, has decreed, major newspapers reported.

Officers will have to cut back on both the number and length of inspection tours, overseas visits, meetings and reports, according to the new rules.

Speakers at meetings should avoid “empty talk”, while the use of vehicles equipped with sirens will be “rigorously controlled during official visits in order to prevent public disturbances”.

You win some and you dim sum. Only if you’re PRC military, you will not dim sum for free.

4 thoughts on “Xi Jinping Kiboshes the Dim Sum

  1. Apparently, they took the hint from what’s been happening here lately…all those government party favors….you can’t stop corruption soon enough it would seem….k

  2. Old NFO: Hahaha, the old memo. . .
    ChrisP: Sequestration has got the PLA nervous!
    Kris: Corruption kills morale. Once the troops see it, it kills cohesion.

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