Thursday, September 18, 2014   

Fine dining off agenda for NPC delegates
(03-04 14:23)

China has banned delegates to the annual meetings of its legislature from holding banquets, an official said in Beijing.
Delegates to the National People's Congress, which meets to formally approve policies decided by the ruling Communist party, are also barred from exchanging gifts and will no longer be served “expensive food, wine, and beverages'' at their buffet meals, Congress spokeswoman Fu Ying told a press conference.
At the annual congress Prime Minister Li Keqiang’s work will be closely watched for the announcement of the annual economic growth target – given at 7.5 percent for last year.
The announcement of the annual official defense budget will also be prominent. –AFP
   
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