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Five Year Ban Imposed on New Government Buildings

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...

City Image Building Lines Official Pockets

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...

Rural China’s Office Politics – Michael Bristow

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 […]

Beijing Cracks Down on Deluxe Government Buildings – CCTV

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∫) […]

Poor County Erects Fancy Office Buildings – Xinhua

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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