New rule to stop wastage in China
In a fresh move to check extravagance and promote thrift, the Chinese government passed a regulation aimed at stopping the squandering of public money by the Communist Party of China (CPC) and government organs on Tuesday.
The new leadership have not relented in their nationwide efforts to combat extravagance, which they launched as soon as they came to power with the introduction of eight measures aimed at improving the work style of officials and curbing the waste of public money, Beijing News said in a Wednesday editorial.
A few days ago, the discipline commission of the Yunnan provincial party committee exposed five cases involving the violation of the CPC&’s eight-measure resolution on working style, and more than 100 similar malpractices have been made public.
The latest regulation – with binding force -means the CPC has escalated its months-long anti-extravagance battle. The party&’s political bureau conference also urged accelerated efforts to come up with the supplementary systems to frame an all-directional institutional system for promoting thrift and fighting waste.
What can be expected in the future will be more details and measures in a variety of fields, either at the central or local level. By pushing for the institutionalisation of its anti-extravagance campaign, the leaders are sending an unequivocal message to the outside that it looks upon this as a long-term battle rather than a transient campaign.
The anti-squandering drive has achieved some positive results over the past months throughout China, but the causes of some malpractices that lead to extravagance and the squandering of public money have not yet been uprooted.
The recent exposure of the lavishly decorated government office buildings in a county in eastern Jiangsu province and a nationally designated poor county in central Henan province is a clear sign that the battle against extravagance is far from over. China still faces an uphill task to institutionalise its anti-extravagance efforts. chinadaily