China sacks official for spending $260,000 on son's wedding

  • Reuters, Beijing
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  • Updated: Oct 09, 2013 15:32 IST

China sacked an official for 'extravagant waste' after he spent an estimated 1.6 million yuan ($260,000) on a lavish, three-day wedding for his son, state media said on Tuesday, the latest move in a crackdown on profligate lifestyles and graft.

Ma Linxiang, a deputy village chief from the Beijing suburb of Qingheying, hosted the estimated 250-table wedding at a convention center that was part of the main 2008 Beijing Olympics venue during the week-long National Day holiday last week, newspapers reported.

 

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