As Beijing continues to crackdown on corruption and extravagance, one county has decided celebrations like birthdays are too much. Photo: Xinhua
As Beijing continues to crackdown on corruption and extravagance, one county has decided celebrations like birthdays are too much. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese county bans birthday parties, housewarmings and limits cost and size of weddings, funerals in frugality drive

  • Since 2016 China has sought to rein in extravagant displays of wealth and prevent bribes disguised as gifts
  • New rules include a ban on cash gifts above 200 yuan (US$31) and require funerals be held within three days of a death

Topic |   China society
As Beijing continues to crackdown on corruption and extravagance, one county has decided celebrations like birthdays are too much. Photo: Xinhua
As Beijing continues to crackdown on corruption and extravagance, one county has decided celebrations like birthdays are too much. Photo: Xinhua
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