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Entries in Mooncakes (5)


China graft busters on alert for pricey mooncakes

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: Mooncakes and Mooncake Coupons Revisited

I wrote a post two years ago (here) describing some of the compliance complexities in giving mooncakes and mooncake coupons as part of China’s Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on September 8 this year. Those compliance complexities still exist.

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Festival fun fizzles; blame new-found frugality  

Image courtesy of CCTVChina residents are seeing some changes in this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations, and not all the changes are popular.

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China: Holiday gift-giving spotlights deep-rooted corruption

"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."

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Mooncakes, Mooncake Coupons, and Compliance in China

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).

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