Nothing has changed except that he’s now retired, the former official said.
“In the past a single red envelope could contain as much as 10,000 yuan (HK$10,240),” the unnamed former official said.
But "friends" stopped passing out heavy lai see packets after he retired. Now it’s only relatives who give out red envelopes - and much thinner ones.
His confessions drew over 3000 comments on Sina Weibo, China’s twitter-like service, where netizens showed little sympathy.
“How much is enough?” said another. “Do you want to be a vampire all your life?”