Until Friday, elaborate banquets with red carpets and liquor were common during receptions for high-ranking military officials, the BBC reported.
The Central Military Commission, however, said that must change. On Dec. 4, the committee passed a law that bans extravagance at such receptions.
The receptions will be free of welcome banners, red carpets, floral arrangements, formations of soldiers, performances, souvenirs, banquets and alcohol, China's official state-run Xinhua new agency reported.
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