Mooncakes, an increasingly swank Chinese tradition, targeted in Beijing corruption clampdown

  • by: KELVIN CHAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 13, 2013 - 4:45 AM

HONG KONG — Mooncakes — the hockey-puck-sized pastries Chinese give each other every year for the mid-autumn festival — were always more about tradition than delicacy: Some people don't even like them. But in recent years, as corruption eroded confidence in government, the unscrupulous made the dense, calorific cakes even sweeter.

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