Sinopec's huge spending on liquor exposed
Updated: 2011-04-14 13:20
By Zheng Jinran (chinadaily.com.cn)
Copies of invoices exposed online show that 1.68 million yuan ($250,000) had been spent on luxury wines in one week in 2010 by a branch company of Sinopec Group in Guangdong province, and 93.8 percent of netizens surveyed on sina.com.cn believe that the alcohol was for personal use at public expense.
Officials at the branch company in Guangdong sent an announcement in response to this issue, saying, "The company has noticed this post and set up an investigation team. We will announce the results to the public soon and punish anyone involved according to regulations."
But about 89 percent of 7,553 voters online still held a negative opinion, saying that this investigation will go nowhere and nobody would be punished.
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