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In China, civil service jobs lose some appeal amid graft crackdown
In China, civil service jobs lose some appeal amid graft crackdown

Careless spending at expensive restaurants, top-shelf booze and quality cigarettes are off limits. Rules have been tightened on housing allotments and travel. Also verboten or frowned upon: nightclubs and executive MBA sessions at top universities. For years, a job as a Chinese government official was often more about the perks and employment benefits than the pay. But since Xi Jinping came to power nearly two years ago and enacted a sweeping campaign against government waste and corruption, bureaucrats have been feeling the pinch, including tens of thousands who have been punished with dismissal, prison and public shame. With no end in sight, the restrictions seem to be putting a dent...

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