China's politicians forgo lobster, shark fins in austerity push aimed at easing public anger

A worker sits near covered water coolers at the Great Hall of the People during a lull in activities at the annual congress meetings in Beijing, China, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Full Story
idiots united

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Mar 6, 2013
That is suffering in unprecedented scale but at least concubinesd are not on the endangered list.

Nanjing, China

#2 Mar 6, 2013
China's politicians forgo lobster, shark fins

I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#3 Mar 7, 2013
"“There’s basically no more meat for breakfast now. We’re eating at buffets as if we’re traveling with an ordinary travel agency that has put us up in a hotel with no-star grading,” said Han Deyun, a lawyer from the southwestern megacity of Chongqing who has been a congress delegate for 11 years.“Lunch and dinners are also simpler, four or five hot dishes, but no seafood.”

This is how removed from reality the Chinese government is.

Apparently they think the absolute worst in Chinese hotels routinely offer 6 course meals.

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