China bans shark fin dishes at official banquets

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  • China bans serving of shark fin and bird's nest soup at official banquets
  • Part of government crackdown on official extravagance
  • Ban also includes the serving of cigarettes and up-market liquors
China has banned dishes containing delicacies like shark fin and and bird's nest from official banquets as part of a government crackdown on official extrav