On a budget in Beijing

“There will be no sea cucumber and prawns”


Wang Lilian, director of delegate hospitality for the 19th Party Congress, promised “non-fancy” cuisine at this week’s political gathering. “In past editions (of the Congress), delegates and staff would have fruit in their rooms. There will be none of that this time,” he warned. The more “prudent” arrangement this year will mean delegates will no longer get complimentary tailoring, free haircuts and facial treatments.

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