Extramarital affairs used to be veiled in terms such as “corrupt lifestyle”, “morally degenerate” and “decadent lifestyle” and “having improper relationships with women”, according to a mainland newspaper. Photo: Ricky Chung/SCMP
Extramarital affairs used to be veiled in terms such as “corrupt lifestyle”, “morally degenerate” and “decadent lifestyle” and “having improper relationships with women”, according to a mainland newspaper. Photo: Ricky Chung/SCMP

China's graft watchdog drops euphemisms and uses 'adultery' as charge against officials

Instead of vague terms about corrupt lifestyle, graft-busters are accusing wayward officials of adultery, which resonates more with people

Extramarital affairs used to be veiled in terms such as “corrupt lifestyle”, “morally degenerate” and “decadent lifestyle” and “having improper relationships with women”, according to a mainland newspaper. Photo: Ricky Chung/SCMP
Extramarital affairs used to be veiled in terms such as “corrupt lifestyle”, “morally degenerate” and “decadent lifestyle” and “having improper relationships with women”, according to a mainland newspaper. Photo: Ricky Chung/SCMP
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