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Zeng Zhongzhong (left) and Jiang Xiaoxiao stand at the entrance to a banqueting suite, ready to welcome guests to their weddingreception. Next to them a bridesmaid reaches out to touch a humorous picture of the couple, dressed as Cultural Revolution era Red Guards. Able to seat up to 5,000 people at one sitting, The West Lake Restaurant is the biggest Chinese restaurant in the world. Each week its diners, who staff are taught are 'the bringers of good fortune', devour 700 chickens, 200 snakes, 1,200 kgs of pork and 1,000 kgs of chillis. Its 300 chefs cook in five kitchens and its staff total more than 1,000.It is fully booked most nights.