South China Province to Ban Keeping of Mistresses – Reuters

From Reuters, via the Washington Post:

South China’s booming province of Guangdong is drafting a law to ban the resurgent trend of keeping of mistresses, in a bid to preserve social harmony, local media reported on Wednesday.

Many Chinese businessmen keep mistresses in second homes, a tradition banished after the Communists swept to power in 1949 but which has made a comeback with nearly 30 years of market reforms…

Last year prosecutors launched criminal proceedings against Beijing vice-mayor Liu Zhihua, who was denounced for taking millions of yuan in bribes and helping his mistress “seek profit” while he was in charge of Olympic venue construction. [Full Text]

Read Guardian’s report and ESWN’s post about Liu Zhihua case.

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