Chinese officials told to stop flaunting bribe money *ahem* hard earned wealth
Government officials were told on the sidelines of the NPC to tone down the flamboyant spending.
There is also a great link to the Driver Zhao Chinese car index:
Audi A6 – It’s the automobile of choice for the Chinese bureaucrat. Seeing an Audi A6 in traffic means you’re idling beside part of the country’s power structure. As The New York Times put it , the A6’s “slick frame and invariably tinted windows exude an aura of state privilege, authority and, to many ordinary citizens, a whiff of corruption.” (The Beijing government says there are 62,000 official cars in the city, a figure that seems far too low. The state-run CCTV television station reported last year that the real figure is closer to 700,000.)
It all raises so many questions, none of them positive.