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Across China: Frugal banquets free villagers from debt of gratitude

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.

by Xinhua writers Zhao Zhao, Li Jingya
GUIYANG, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- Festivals, birthdays, weddings, funerals, house warmings, graduations of children and so on. Extravagant and wasteful banquets used to be held one after another in rural areas of southwest China's Guizhou Province, imposing burdens on both hosts and attendees.
"I attended over 50 banquets in 2014, for reasons such as celebrating the birth of a child, moving into a new home, and even installing a new door. I spent a total of 5,70 ...