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Austere China bans extravagance, bureaucracy

Updated: 2013-01-21 19:41
( chinadaily.com.cn)


The Tianjin Municipality government has ordered senior officials to make inspections for at least two months within a year to under-developed regions to learn about difficulties and try to find solutions. During inspections, receptions must be simplified and the number of escort members should be reduced.

Municipal-level officials are not allowed to attend commercial activities like expos, founding ceremonies, seminars and ribbon-cutting ceremonies.

Meetings must be simplified and shortened and banal remarks and clichés must be avoided during meetings. Telephone and video conferences are suggested.


Officials in Zhejiang province should spend more time in grassroots areas that have deep difficulties and complicated situations. Inspection tours as a mere formality should be prohibited. Random inspections are encouraged.

The number of conference should be reduced and strictly controlled. Congratulatory letters and inscriptions by provincial leaders are prohibited.

Trips abroad should be restrained and any official trips abroad without substantial work tasks should not be arranged. Official trips abroad in the name of a conference, training, or a business invitation should be prohibited.

Road blocks should be banned and people's normal work pattern should not be affected when provincial leaders make inspection trips or attend official activities.

News reports should be improved and stories on provincial leader's conferences should be cut to focus more on the people. Reporting must reflect genuine public concerns and link closely with life.

Decorations at meetings should be stopped and provincial leaders should eat in canteens.

Supervision and inspection should be improved and any violations should be strictly punished. (Informant's hotline: 12388; informant's email address: zjszfbts@126.com)

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