The real victims of China’s drinking culture: government officials

A piece translated from the Chinese internet argues that grass-roots level government officials are more victims than perpetrators when it comes to China’s drinking/banquet culture:

“Official reception is currently an “important task” for grass-roots level cadres. Some unit chiefs spoke candidly [on this topic]: “If we didn’t have to wine and dine people, work wouldn’t be so hard.” In other words, grass-roots level cadres are fed up with the excesses of official reception.”