BEIJING – Chinese media are not allowed to carry advertising that uses “extravagant wording” to promote gifts over upcoming holidays, the ruling Communist Party’s anti-graft watchdog said, as the mooncake season approaches.
Since President Xi Jinping’s appointment in 2013, the government has cracked down on official corruption and extravagance in China, where the flaunting of personal and often illicit wealth and wasteful public spending has led to widespread criticism of the party.
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