Latest News:  
Beijing   Cloudy    19 / 9 ℃  City Forecast

English>>China Society

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


08:34, November 01, 2012

GUANGZHOU, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- A township government in south China's Guangdong Province has broken from tradition by serving home brewed rice wine at government banquets, replacing the expensive liquor that is usually served at such events.

The township government Baishun started using the home brewed wine this year, triggering online debate over the expense of hosting extravagant banquets. While some netizens cheered the local government's effort to cut costs, others remain skeptical about its spending.

Ye Zhong, secretary of the town's Communist Party of China (CPC) committee, said Tuesday that the local government spends 4,000 yuan (640 U.S. dollars) monthly on expenses related to receiving government officials and investors who visit the town.

Ye Nanshan, a chef at the township government's cafeteria who is responsible for brewing the rice wine, said it is brewed using just sticky rice and water, making it far cheaper than the liquor that is usually served at banquets.

The township government consumes about 40 liters of the rice wine monthly, he said.

【1】 【2】

Most viewed commentaries
Recommended News
12 hours before execution of female prisoners Sexy girls in China's national pole dancing team A glimpse of hard security guard training
Typhoon Son-Tinh brings gales, downpours 50,000 gay people attended same sex parade Life behind bars (II)


Related Reading

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Troops in field tactical training

  2. PLA, U.S. army bands hold joint concert

  3. N. Korea's Kim Jong Il visit military university

  4. HTC smartphones with Windows 8

  5. Willys Jeep seen in Tianjin, still works

  6. Airspace management reform urged

  7. Western beauties in Chinese eyes

  8. Top 10 sports stars courted by universities

Most Popular


  1. A vital asset for emerging ratings agency
  2. Clearing the path for global currency
  3. Why scary Chinese movies are so scarce
  4. Banks get carried away with late fees
  5. Lin Yifu: Tech key to avoid development trap
  6. Seeking justice from pollution
  7. China, US have 'unique' role for world peace
  8. Libya conflict unlikely to impact US presidential race
  9. Trade protectionism won't work for US
  10. Growth depends on reining in abuse

What’s happening in China

People have fun at Angry Birds theme park in Shanghai

  1. Beijing stalled on top of traffic jam list
  2. China redoubles efforts against pollution
  3. Witty writer from Japan faked resume
  4. Foreigners give thumbs up to taxi service cards
  5. Incentives will help to attract top talents