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Officials’ criticism of teachers who celebrated with alcohol while on vacation sets off widespread condemnation of overzealous ‘nitpicking’

4 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
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nspectors in Tunliu County, Shanxi Province thought they were following the spirit of President Xi's campaign against extravagance, yet commentators in both State and social media found this to be an overreach. Furthermore, many on social media pointed out, the meal the high school teachers split was by no means extravagant, costing the equivalent of less than $9 each.
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the publication's newsletter, app and website.
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