In China, list of ‘10 forbidden behaviors’ aims to improve Communist Party’s image

By Simon Denyer, April 11, 2014

BEIJING — Don’t suck up to your boss, don’t use jargon when making speeches, don’t act high and mighty, and never smoke or pick your teeth in public.

Those items are included on a list of “10 forbidden behaviors” that a county in southwestern China recently issued to local officials. On Friday, a local newspaper proclaimed the initiative a success, triggering an immediate flurry of jokes and barbs online.

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