Officials can ‘putt’ if they pay with own money
Chinese officials can play golf if they pay out of their own pockets.
Playing golf itself is not a wrongdoing, the Discipline Inspection and Supervision News, the flagship newspaper of the Central Commission for Disciplinary Inspection, said.
Officials will be subject to punishment if they accept membership cards illicitly, including through sports clubs, resorts or entertainment establishments. Other activities like using public money to play golf, or playing during office hours, also violate discipline rules, according to Si Xiaojian, deputy director of the investigation department of the anti-graft commission in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.