A display of books at a cultural expo in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, last month. Anti-graft inspectors did not find a single book in the mansion of disgraced city official Jiang Zunyu. Photo: AFP
A display of books at a cultural expo in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, last month. Anti-graft inspectors did not find a single book in the mansion of disgraced city official Jiang Zunyu. Photo: AFP

China's state media blasts Communist Party cadres for poor reading habits

Materialistic values and nepotism blamed as officials no longer see the point in studying

A display of books at a cultural expo in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, last month. Anti-graft inspectors did not find a single book in the mansion of disgraced city official Jiang Zunyu. Photo: AFP
A display of books at a cultural expo in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, last month. Anti-graft inspectors did not find a single book in the mansion of disgraced city official Jiang Zunyu. Photo: AFP
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