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The Extravagant Waste of Chinese Banquets [Copy link] 中文

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January 19, a restaurant in Shinan district, Qingdao. A waitress starts clearing tables full of food after the banquet has concluded.

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January 16, lots of leftovers on a banquet table at a year-end annual meeting for a company. The waitress told the reporter that at these types of business functions, guests never take any of the food home with them. Consequently, everything is thrown out instead.

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Wang Yizong lives in a small village outside Longnan City in Gansu Province. In this photo, taken in his kitchen, Wang sits next to a small basket of mantou and baozi, which is his entire ration for the week. “For years, I haven’t been to a restaurant. I eat meat maybe 10 times a year,” says Wang, who turns 64 this year. His house only has a small vegetable plot. The monthly income for Wang and his wife, including old-age insurance for rural residences and subsistence allowances, is only about 200 RMB.

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January 19, a banquet held in Kunming. Each table served a set course valued at 1,388 RMB. Because no one was seated at this table, all the food went to waste.

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Jan 20, a state-owned enterprise held a gathing in the banquet hall of a five-star restaurant in Guangzhou. This photo was taken after the event concluded. According to the manager of the hotel's banquet department, this event concluded more than 70 banquet tables, each of which cost 3,900 RMB.

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Jan 20, following a banquet held at a hotel in Zhengzhou. In this photo, a waiter holds a full dish of uneaten shrimp.

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I am hungry now....
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