The practice, known as "feasting on public money", is common all year round but banquets abound especially at year-end because this is the time for public relations.
Reader question: What does this – Don't put me on the spot like that – mean?
What is the biggest cultural barrier for a Chinese to overcome when dealing with people from other countries?
Reader question: What does it mean when people say things "don't add up"?
If the world were changed by words, it would have shifted today – what does "words" mean here?
How to reconcile the social morality deeply rooted in Confucianism with the need for candor and honesty?
You've got to make allowances for their British accents – what does "make allowances" mean?
Controversy aside, the system is not rational, and does not result in the effective management of human resources.
Reader question: "They will be off the charts" – what's "off the charts".
We know the standard of beauty varies from person to person, and from place to place.