China parliament: no flowers, gifts and keep speeches short

BEIJING (Reuters) – No flowers, no banquets, no gifts, no welcoming ceremonies and more importantly no useless long-winded speeches — Chinese state media on Wednesday laid out strict instructions for this year’s annual meeting of parliament. Normally a bastion of sycophancy, as the hand-picked delegates seek to out-compete each other in lauding the Communist Party, the official Xinhua news agency said that would change when the largely rubber stamp parliament meets in March. …
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