Of­fi­cial fired for re­ceiv­ing gifts

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - NATION / DIGEST -

A se­nior of­fi­cial in Chenxi county has been re­moved from his post for col­lect­ing money while hold­ing feasts to cel­e­brate his daugh­ter head­ing off to col­lege. The deputy di­rec­tor of the govern­ment of­fices ad­min­is­tra­tion, sur­named Zhang, had re­ceived 57,000 yuan ($9,310) as gifts from 267 guests, of whom 160 are non-rel­a­tives who had con­trib­uted 24,000 yuan, county pub­lic­ity of­fi­cials said.

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