外文标题：Chinese county bans b'day parties for people under 70
BEIJING: A Chinese county has banned holding birthday parties for people under 70 years of age, citing huge financial burden for the community.
Besides, people over 70 years can only have a birthday banquet once in a decade, according to the regulations of Tongjiang county in Northeastern Sichuan Province.
County officials stated that the events were creating a huge financial burden on families paying for the meals, and on guests who have to give gifts, Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post quoted local Chinese media as saying on Friday.
The ban drew mixed response from people with many opposing the rules saying it was right to celebrate older people's longevity and that limiting the number of parties was wrong, the report said.
Some, however, have backed the move, arguing that residents in the country are not wealthy and the number of banquets held was excessive.
The local government has promised to revise the regulations because of the complaints it has received, but gave no details of what changes were planned, the report added.
The laws are made for the local problem... Indians don't celebrate birthdays the way the Chinese does... it can get very expensive. It is similar to female-abortion ban in India
really!! so the government can tell you when you need to go to the bathroom, when to eat, whether to hold your birthday and it is a local problem!!! Get a one way ticket to china and enjoy this and you would be glad about democracy!!
There they can not spell a word in dissent
Are they humans or vegetables...
Well, hardly any vegetables live 70 years, but tortoises do.
ban huge marriages party which results in waste of food and also burden the host financially.
Most of these "Birthday Parties" are an effective way of converting black-money into white.
good move in one way, why should one celebrate his own party with liquor and friends?? That money can rather be used for charity...