19 January 2019

E-gift cards become popular amid anti-graft campaign, paper says

Electronic gift cards have become a popular way of giving gifts to officials amid the Chinese government’s anti-corruption and austerity campaign, Beijing News reported Monday. With such cards, gift-giving becomes more difficult to detect as the givers only need to buy prepaid gift cards online and send electronic keys to the receivers, the paper noted. A source from a website which sells such gift cards was quoted as saying that several clients had bought hundreds of thousands of yuan worth of e-gift cards to be offered to government officials.

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