Friday 29 May 2015

The Mahjong Community Says Goodbye To One Of It's Seminal Figures; The Father Of MCR Prof. Cheng Qi.

Prof Chen Qi

TIANJIN, China 27 May 2015 - On this day, the entire mahjong community suffered the loss of one of it's beloved and cherished seminal figures when the Professor Cheng Qi passed away. He was a great scholar and writer who was instrumental in establishing the official rules for the Chinese Mahjong Competition Rules in 1998, and continued his contributions supervising the Pai Wan Sai competition every year since 2000. He was loved by many, and will be missed.

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Officials removed for taking kickbacks through mahjong

The eight were fined 500 yuan ($79, €63) ) each and were removed from their posts on June 22. Zhu, who had been at his post for eight years, played mahjong as a way of taking kick-backs for allocating funds to lower-level departments, reported Guangzhou-based New News Express, citing unidentified sources.

In one case, up to 4 million yuan ($628,300; €503,261) was involved in such a mahjong game.The eight officials are under investigation and their posts will be filled through open competition and selection, according to the Meizhou Party committee.

(China Daily)



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