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Web users slam China delegates’ designer gear

The annual gathering of China’s parliament is a chance for delegates to show off their finery, but this year some have found their designer gear under scrutiny from a web-savvy public.

world Updated: Mar 07, 2012 23:22 IST

The annual gathering of China’s parliament is a chance for delegates to show off their finery, but this year some have found their designer gear under scrutiny from a web-savvy public.


Images on China's weibos of delegates in expensive branded clothes have created a storm of criticism in a country where millions still live on less than $1 a day. “Can those delegates really represent the people -- has our country really become rich?" posted one user next to a photograph of Li Xiaolin -- daughter of former premier Li Peng -- in a pink Pucci suit said to cost nearly $2,000.