BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese city is setting limits on the number of guests that officials' can invite to weddings and other family events in a bid to curb bribe giving and other forms of corruption.
The new rules in the coastal city of Wenzhou demonstrate how far governments are willing to go to rein in rampant graft that has sparked growing public anger.
Under the regulations, a maximum of 200 guests can be invited to such events, including weddings, funerals and birthdays. Subordinates or others tied to the officials' formal duties are not allowed to attend, and the staging of such events must be reported to the official's office, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Friday.
Such events in China are traditionally an occasion for the giving of cash gifts.