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Post time 2013-4-22 17:22:57 |Display all floors
A government official kneels on a table with a loudspeaker to beg for forgiveness from local residents who found the official eating a lavish meal at a restaurant in Taizhou, Jiangsu Province on Friday. Photo: CFP
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A government official from Taizhou, Jiangsu Province knelt down in front of residents and begged for their forgiveness after he was cornered in a restaurant drinking high-end wine and enjoying a luxurious meal, China Radio International reported on Sunday.

A photo of the official, whose name has not been revealed but who was identified as being affiliated with the Binjiang industrial park in Taizhou, went viral on the Internet after the incident took place on Friday night.

The photo captured the official kneeling on a table, apologizing and begging through a loudspeaker to an angry crowd that had surrounded him to let him leave.

Video clips showed the official enjoying a luxurious meal at the entertainment center of the Binjiang industrial park when the crowd broke in. Leftovers included puffer fish and long-tailed anchovy, both known for their hefty price tags.

Local residents claimed that they had seen luxury cars driving in and out of the center nearly every day. After someone found out that officials were splurging taxpayers' money on expensive meals, hundreds of angry residents gathered around the center and demanded an explanation.

The authorities at Taizhou medical high-tech development zone, where the Binjiang industrial park is located, promised to thoroughly investigate the case. It is unknown within which time frame this investigation will be launched.

China launched a new set of rules in December 2012 that forbids officials from spending public funds on expensive meals. In January, the director of the bureau of finance in Qiongzhong county, Hainan Province, was sacked after he spent more than 15,000 yuan ($2,428) on three meals. (Sina)

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Post time 2013-4-24 09:59:37 |Display all floors
Squirm, cry and suffer, corruption boy.

You deserve to eat shit.

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Post time 2013-4-25 06:56:57 |Display all floors
details about the meal:

It said that the meal cost only about 5000 yuan (800 US dollars). It is not a big deal in the present China's gov officials' social activities.

Could you invite more bosses to invest in your area? Could economy grow fast in your area? Could you build your area more beautiful? It's the decisive factors in the career ladder of Party members (gov officials).

No doubt the major party members (officials) try their best to favor bosses. Just like the case in the number 1 post here, the local major party members (officials) provide a big meal to bosses from another area. The party members (officials) wanna get investments from those bosses.

Oh, local party officials provide not only meals, but also local congress membership rights, special law court service, special police service, to those bosses. if the bosses could invest a lot, everthing would be okay. It is called by "economy developments decide everything".

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Post time 2013-4-25 07:26:18 |Display all floors
details about conflicts between the party officials and local residents

Gov owns all lands in urban area. All residents in China could only rent land from gov. In the past 30 years, Gov had to sell land to bosses at Zero or low price. Why? for getting more investments. Gov had to sell lands to local residents at high price. Why? for balancing the costs in taking back lands and selling lands between to bosses and to residents, of course gov wanna get higher and higher profits too.

Gov wanna get less costs in taking back lands while local land renters wanna get higher prices. Few of conflicts happened 10 years ago when the rents of lands were nearly Zero. However, the land price soared followed by a series of polices in the past 10 years. The contradictions between gov and local officials grew up to social conflicts with the lands' price soaring.

The residents would get more compensations, if they have Guanxi with powerful party officials, if they are in gang groups while other residents would get less. Such type of unfairness and unjustice drove many people crazy.

One of major tasks of urban party officials are taking lands from local renters. Local party officials had to fight against local renters. Sometimes local renters would fight back against and dirty local party officials too.(It's my guess from experience.)
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Post time 2013-4-25 08:35:09 |Display all floors
The guy looks like an idiot.

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