China Warns Against Excessive Gift Giving China issued a warning about mooncakes — round pastries traditionally exchanged during an Autumn festival. Media have been directed to avoid ads which use "extravagant wording" to sell pastries.

China Warns Against Excessive Gift Giving

China Warns Against Excessive Gift Giving

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China issued a warning about mooncakes — round pastries traditionally exchanged during an Autumn festival. Media have been directed to avoid ads which use "extravagant wording" to sell pastries.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. China has issued a warning about moon cakes. Those sweet, round pastries are traditionally exchanged during a big autumn festival there. But China's ongoing crackdown on corruption has targeted excessive gift-giving. Apparently giving too many moon cakes falls into that category. So the media has been directed to avoid adds which use, quote, "extravagant wording" to sell the pastries. Guess that would be the dark side of the moon cakes. It's MORNING EDITION.

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