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Chinese town replaces pricy liquor with home brewed wine at gov't banquet (2)


08:34, November 01, 2012

Lavish government banquets have been blamed for pushing up domestic liquor prices. A one-liter bottle of Kweichow Moutai, the "national liquor," goes for about 1,800 yuan.

Other extravagant items served at the banquets, such as shark fin and abalone, have been seen by the public as a sign of possible government corruption.

It has been estimated that the township government has saved about 4,000 yuan monthly by serving the locally made wine.

In July, the municipal government of Wenzhou in east China's Zhejiang Province was praised for banning luxury dishes at official receptions.

The city government's blacklist included sharkfin, premium liquor and high-end cigarettes.

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