Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned officials not to spend public funds on extravagant banquets or gifts as the Mid-Autumn Festival approaches.
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China residents are seeing some changes in this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations, and not all the changes are popular.
"The pre-holiday procession of Chinese entrepreneurs bearing gifts for the officials who hold sway over their businesses highlights the ubiquity of corruption in China and the difficulty the government will have in stamping it out."
As many compliance professionals who deal with China know, mooncakes are common gifts at the Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as the “Moon Festival”), which falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month (September or early October).