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Austere China bans extravagance, bureaucracy

Updated: 2013-01-21 19:41
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Ningxia Hui autonomous region

The Ningxia Hui autonomous region issued detailed regulations including reducing business trips, inspections, meetings and documents as well as news reports about the government.

Expenditure on trips and inspections should be cut and receptions simplified. There should be no welcome or goodbye ceremonies and dinner should be a standard office meal.

The cost of water, power and stationery in government offices should be reduced as much as possible and build an energy-conservative government.

Unnecessary meetings, documents, in-house bulletins, ceremonies are banned and those necessary are required to simplified. Telephone and video conferences are recommended.

There should be fewer traffic controls arranged for leaders during trips to avoid unnecessary inconvenience to the public, and escort vehicles are not allowed to use sirens.

News reports about government activities should be short and simple. Regional senior officials are not allowed to inscribe or send letters to commercial activities.

Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region

South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region has called on officials to reject extravagance and reduce bureaucracy in five aspects so as to win the trust and support from the people.

Provincial officials should conduct more inspections in grassroots areas with fewer accompanying members. There is no need for a welcome banner, a reception by local people, a red carpet or traffic control on most occasions.

Official meetings as a mere formality should be strictly prohibited and all approved meetings should be shorted and made as efficient as possible. Unnecessary documents and briefings should not be issued and paperless offices should be promoted to cut cost.

Media reports should highlight stories relevant to people's livelihood and news reports on officials' activities should be simplified as much as possible. More efforts should be put into reporting on foreign affairs and Internet tools should be better employed to build a direct link between provincial Party leaders and the people.

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