|Banned in China? Commies really are assholes.|
Frightened of Sex and Golf
Yet another Communist crackdown on freedom
targets sex, drinking & golf
(Radio Free Asia) - The ruling Chinese Communist Party has vowed to put a stop to 'immoral' behavior among its 60-some million members, as it bids to clamp down on internal factions and instill a code of ethics into its officials, state media reported.
The rules list eight moral and ethical principles that party members are expected to live by.
They are aimed at preventing extravagant wining, dining, and golf, as well as "improper sexual relations" with anyone, as well as the formation of party cliques, and factions that go against the leadership's political line, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
"The new discipline regulation explicitly lists extravagant eating and drinking and playing golf as violations, which were not included previously," it said.
They exhort officials, who have frequently sparked public anger by driving flashy cars, wearing designer brands, and keeping mistresses, to "cultivate their characters" and to have a "harmonious family life."
"Party members must separate public and private interests, put the public's interest first, and work selflessly," the rules state.
"Members must champion simplicity and guard against extravagance," another says.
Since taking power in 2012, Chinese president Xi Jinping has launched an ongoing anti-corruption campaign targeting high-ranking "tigers" along with low-ranking "flies."
The party's internal investigative arm, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), generally begins any probe into alleged wrongdoing by officials behind closed doors.
Rights lawyers have slammed the CCDI system as unaccountable and lacking in legal representation for those accused, as well as resorting to torture and other abuses to elicit forced confessions.
And political commentators have said the anti-corruption campaign is highly selective, with members of factions other than Xi's most likely to be targeted.
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|Banned by the Communists|
No doubt it would be the death penalty in China if you were drinking,
had "immoral" sex and went golfing all on the same day.