Sunday 24 September 2017

Chinese politician fired over 'adultery contract'

Tom Phillips

A Communist Party official was relieved of his duties after a contract between him and his mistress leaked onto the internet, revealing how the pair had agreed binding terms for their illicit affair.

The Chinese official became an online laughing stock after the publication of a bizarre "love-affair contract", that he had obliged his mistress to sign.

The six-clause code of conduct, which was published by the 'Beijing News', set out the ground rules for a secretive affair between Tao Yi, a senior tax officer from Guangxi province, and a married woman who was named only as "Ms Fan".

The contract stipulates that the adulterers should meet at least once a week, and should refrain from engaging in sexual activity with any third parties.

If either signatory fails to honour those commitments, or causes "mental distress" to the other, a fine of 10,000 yuan (around €1,190) will be levied.

Furthermore, Ms Fan shall not "interfere with the man's work and family or she will face punishment," the contract said.

Irish Independent

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