(Xinhua News Agency, Dec. 12, 2017. Complete text:) Beijing - China’s campaign against extravagance and undesirable work styles has seen about 262,600 officials punished in the past five years, according to a statement from the discipline inspection agency.
A week after the release of the figure by the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), President Xi Jinping issued an instruction in response to a Xinhua article about new forms of misconduct, once again sounding the alarm about officials’ work styles.
Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, stressed in the instruction made public Monday [Dec. 11] that the fight against undesirable work styles - including formalities for formalities’ sake, bureaucratism, hedonism, and extravagance - must not stop.
The Xinhua article pointed out that although the fight against undesirable work styles has yielded major achievements, relevant problems still linger as some officials found new ways to dodge discipline.
The new forms of misconduct are, in their nature, old problems, Xi said.
During the past five years, great efforts have been made by the party to rectify hedonism and extravagance, but whenever there is a policy, there are countermeasures.
Rather than holding banquets at restaurants, some officials wine and dine at the public’s expense at government agency cafeterias and training centers, or at private apartments. Travel on public funds still happens in the name of team building or recuperation.
The practice of formalities for formalities’ sake and bureaucratism remain the most severe problems, according to the CCDI. It pointed out that certain officials seek excessive publicity but lack solid practice and implementation.
The CCDI said that some party and governmental agencies show false concern for the public without doing practical work to serve the people. For example, some public service hotlines are never answered.
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|Article Title||China Continues to Clean Up Undesirable Work Styles|
|Source||Current Digest of the Chinese Press, The, No.50, Vol.6, December 17, 2017, page(s):3|
|Place of Publication||Minneapolis, USA|