'Online accusation against wedding banquet exaggerated'

By Li Yao ( China Daily ) Updated: 2013-01-10 07:13:49

Disciplinary authorities have said that an online post accusing an official of collecting 1 million yuan ($158,860) in cash gifts at his son's wedding banquet was largely exaggerated, as experts suggested that online information should be carefully identified.

An online post that went viral said that Wang Qinsheng, the deputy director of the Hunan provincial department of justice, threw a 30-table wedding banquet for his son at a five-star hotel on Jan 3. The post said that more than 100 justice officials and 20 police vehicles were seen at the wedding.

According to the post, Wang received about 1 million yuan in red envelopes containing cash as gifts to the newlyweds - a traditional Chinese custom that has been used by subordinates eyeing promotions and businesses seeking favors as an occasion to offer bribes.

'Online accusation against wedding banquet exaggerated'

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