Party discipline organ bans lavish events

Source:Global Times Published: 2016-2-18 1:18:01

China's top disciplinary watchdog banned Communist Party of China (CPC) members from using the sway of their power to hold weddings or funerals, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the CPC said in a statement on Wednesday.

In response to a question about how Party members should hold weddings or funerals, the CCDI said on its official website that according to the new Party disciplinary regulations issued in October 2015, Party members are prohibited from taking advantage of their social status to host luxurious parties.

The CCDI said that using resources extracted from the subjects of one's jurisdiction to hold weddings or funerals is strictly banned, regardless of whether or not one has accepted cash gifts from attendees. Gaining wealth through such events is also prohibited, as some officials have manipulated traditions by hosting a large-scale banquet or multiple banquets to collect cash from guests.

The commission's statement noted that the regulations do not ban the cultural traditions and customs of minority ethnic groups, but it also said that following tradition or customs does not mean that holding extravagant celebrations is necessary.

The CCDI also reminded Party members that they should not inconvenience the public when hosting weddings, funerals or other events.

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