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China Tax Bureau Accused Of Turning Female Staff Into Hostesses

According to an online exposé, a district-level tax bureau in Yibin City (Sichuan Province) issued a “code of conduct” requiring female tax inspectors to fulfill “hospitality duties.”

The women were reportedly instructed to keep their mobile phones switched on around the clock in case their presence should be requested to “dine, karaoke, and dance” with visiting senior officials.

For these duties, the ladies received cash bonuses of $16 to $47 per official. If they offended guests or failed to report for these duties, their pay was docked by the same amounts.

The tax bureau’s director and deputy director have been suspended from their posts and placed under investigation.

Source: Southern Daily (南方日报)


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