Netizen Voices: Touring on Public Funds

As part of Xi Jinping’s efforts to clean up corruption in the party, new rules to stop officials from funding their extravagant lifestyles from the public coffers issued Last year. In November, netizen @guangzhui relayed a story from his hospital ward:

@guangzhui: A retired old man in my hospital ward has a son who is employed by the Public Security Bureau. Several days ago he was told that his son will be going on a business trip to Beijing. The purpose of his trip is to arrest a certain petitioner before the 18th National Party Congress commences. His younger brother applauded the trip as a good opportunity to tour Beijing on public funds—his brother can look for the petitioner in the Forbidden City and the at the Great Wall of China. Given the immense size of the capital, it’s not unusual to fail in locating a petitioner.

同病房离休老爷子的大儿子在公安局工作,前两天说是要去北京出差,目的是要开十八大了,要把某个上访的屁民捉回来。小儿子说,蛮好的,正好去北京公费旅游,去故宫找找,去长城找找,偌大的首都,找不到也很正常。

Translation by Cindy.

February 13, 2014 2:20 PM
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