Corruption: Chinese officials shamed over £70,000 pork tab

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    Chinese officials shamed over £70,000 pork tab

    A Chinese restaurateur was pressured to identify and shame a group of greedy Communist Party officials into paying out right after they ran up a &pound70,000 tab on banquets and pork trotters.


    Geng Weijie, who owns a restaurant in Henan province’s Xuchang town, instructed Chinese media that above the course of two a long time neighborhood officers experienced continuously unsuccessful to distinct debts of far more than 700,000 yuan.

    Infuriated at their refusal to pay and teetering on the brink of insolvency, Mr Geng took an uncommon phase.

    He commissioned two vibrant purple banners naming and shaming the tight-fisted officials and hung them exterior his shop, the “Braised Pork Trotter Cafe.” “Town secretary and city chief, pay out back the cash: 700,000 yuan of IOUs!”

    read the banner put in excess of the restaurant’s entrance.

    Together with Mr Geng’s community demand, one more fluorescent eco-friendly placard ongoing to advertise the restaurant’s specialities of “pork trotter, pork elbow, pork tummy, pork diaphragm and pork ear”.

    Mr Geng, 42, advised the Global Occasions the signs represented his previous roll of the dice. “I experienced no other way but to put up banners with information of the financial debt in an endeavor to get better the money,” he explained.

    It was a bold shift that compensated off practically quickly.

    A photograph of the symptoms located its way onto the world wide web and Chinese micro-bloggers seized on the case as one more case in point of how corrupted cadres were shamelessly squandering general public funds.

    Numerous questioned how a tiny city government had managed to devote so considerably in a one pork-themed cafe. At about &pound2 for each pound, officials would have experienced to consume much more than 35,000lbs of pork, one particular user of the Weibo micro-site pointed out.

    Media attention ultimately introduced closure to Mr Geng’s case. Final Friday a lender deposit to the tune of seven hundred,450 yuan was manufactured into his company’s account, neighborhood media documented.

    Han Junhong, the pork-loving secretary of the regional Communist Party committee, appeared at Mr Geng’s doorstep with a grovelling apology and was subsequently suspended.

    Zhao Hong, a regional formal quoted by local media, justified the absence of payment by claiming the federal government had been experiencing “fiscal troubles.” The circumstance is the latest illustration of the electricity of the internet in China, where millions of micro-bloggers can unite with often disastrous effects for those they determined to pursue.

    In September, Yang Daci, a Chinese official dubbed the “Observe Brother”, was jailed for fourteen many years soon after getting convicted of corruption. Mr Yang’s downfall commenced in August 2012 when a photograph of him grinning at the scene of a gruesome highway accident caught the interest of world wide web customers who introduced their own online investigation into his evident penchant for luxurious watches.

    However, current months have seen Beijing arrest a variety of activists who have utilized the net to expose authorities shortcomings and corruption. On Monday, a few activists went on demo in Jiangxi province soon after appearing in an on the internet photograph calling for Chinese officers to publish their individual accounts.

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    How corrupt the Chinese are.

    Not paying after running up such a huge bill and driving the owner to near insolvency.

    These Chinese Communists are real great one to misuse power and are great free loaders!

    No wonder there is a clamour for all students to jointhe Chinese Communist Party.

    Their way to reach Seventh Heaven!
     
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    Surprising how the Chinese posters, who are so active elsewhere showcasing their 'wonders of the world' are absent from commenting on the seamier side of China.
     

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