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Austere China bans extravagance, bureaucracy

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


Southwest China's Guizhou province detailed ten requirements to reject extravagance and reduce bureaucratic visits and meetings.

Provincial leaders are urged to understand the real situation facing Guizhou through in-depth inspections at grassroots levels so as to better and creatively solve the practical problems of people by working with them.

Official meetings should be shortened and unnecessary documents or speeches should not be issued. Provincial leaders are not allowed to attend ribbon-cutting or cornerstone laying ceremonies, publish books or write an inscription unless they get approval from the provincial Party committee.

Provincial officials are urged to follow a frugal lifestyle and strictly comply with the regulations on housing and vehicles. Spending on officials' trips and inspections should be kept at the minimum necessary level.


Leading officials should spend at least 60 days every year in grassroots areas with a clear theme to solve the major issues which impact reform, development and stability, and the key problems which the people reflect strongly.

All meeting should be streamlined and efficient. Various meeting and events should be controlled strictly. Meetings and important activities held under the name of the provincial Party committee need approval.

Documents and briefings should be standardized and reduced.

Visits should be strictly controlled. Trips overseas and exchanges to other provinces require approval. For trips abroad, senior officials should travel no more than once in a year. Travelling in the name of inquiry will be strictly banned.

News reports should be improved. Reports on members of the provincial Party committee should be newsworthy and be of social benefit.

Publishing manuscripts requires approvals. Official should not publish writings, send congratulatory letters, messages or inscriptions.

Police cars should not be used to clear the way for provincial Party members. Receptions should be pragmatic.

Government cars will be changed to domestic brands to set an example.

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