This year’s focus on frugality – including the restriction on mooncakes and other tradition gifts – led to widespread complaints. Photo: SCMP Pictures

China's mooncake cutbacks blamed on cadres' overreaction to corruption crackdown

Social media users criticise editorial that said anti-graft chief's vow to combat 'mooncake corruption' never meant Mid-Autumn Festival gifts for low-ranking civil servants

Topic |   Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign

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This year’s focus on frugality – including the restriction on mooncakes and other tradition gifts – led to widespread complaints. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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