Central authorities issued a directive on Tuesday banning the construction of new governmental buildings for five years. Xinhua gives details: The directive called on all CPC and government bodies to be frugal and ensure that...
Nov 2, 2008
From Caijing Magazine: An imposing government building in one of the least developed cities in Hunan Province stands as a visible reminder of extravagant overspending by more than a dozen local officials nabbed in a corruption...
Nov 12, 2007
From BBC News: On the outskirts of the main town in one of China’s poorest counties, a series of opulent buildings is slowly rising up from the earth. These half-finished structures will eventually house the various government departments of Gushi county in Henan province. But the local government is being criticised because it is spending […]
Sep 25, 2007
The central government is reining in out-of-budget deluxe government buildings and complexes. But the exposed cases are outrageous, especially given the poverty levels of localities. Translated from CCTV’s News Probe program: “When you dress up and make yourself good-looking, there comes a lot of controversy,” complained Shi Yunlong (Âè≤‰∫ëÈæô), deputy governor of Yingquan District (È¢çÊ≥âÂå∫) […]
National Television Turns to Online Forum for Revealing Extravagant Government Buildings – Josie Liu
Jun 28, 2007
Netizens in China have long been posting online photos of local government buildings which seem excessively luxurious and grand for their purpose. Now the official media is getting in on the act. From China in Transition: In a post titled “You are a citizen, but also a journalist,” the popular online public forum tianya.cn asks […]
Jun 25, 2007
ESWN translates materials about the arrest of a netizen who posted photos of extravagant government office buildings in Tengzhou.
Feb 27, 2007
Red flag flying atop the pole and magnificent building standing under the blue sky. This seems like, but not in Beijing. Well, another “corruption building,” as we may call it. From Xinhua, translated by CDT (photos: cadres’ residential complex, central, and farmers’ village, right, via Xinhua): Puyang County (ÊøÆÈò≥Âéø), a known poor locality in northeastern […]
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