Anti-graft rules made by local governments

Updated: 2014-04-14 08:38

By An Baijie (China Daily)

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Editor's note: Many local governments put forward a series of measures to fight graft and boost transparency after the Third Plenary Session of the 18th Communist Party of China Central Committee in November. Here is a look at some of the measures.

Anti-graft rules made by local governments

China cracks down on graft

Hainan province: If disciplinary officials are lobbied, threatened, or seduced while probing cases, they must report the situation to the supervisory authorities within three days. Two government officials were removed from their posts for playing cards during work time early this year.

Fujian province: Party and government officials should play a leading role in simplifying funerals to increase frugality.

Sichuan province: Public agencies may not raise the subsidy levels of their workers. Buying gifts with public funds for government workers at anniversaries or celebrations is prohibited.

Shandong province: Government officials are not allowed to enter private clubs. Buying postcards, fireworks and other gifts with public funds ahead of festivals is prohibited.

Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province: Government officials are not allowed to play mahjong with people such as businessmen. Officials may not accept bribes through wedding celebrations or funerals.

Jiangxi province: The provincial government sent six inspection teams to cities to supervise officials. The cellphone numbers of the inspectors were publicized to collect whistleblowers' tips on corrupt officials.

Hubei province: A clean-governance-themed library was opened in the capital Wuhan on March 22. About 10,000 anti-graft books were available for readers. Government officials are given lectures on clean-government once every season.

Chuzhou in Anhui province: Government officials will be punished severely if they are found shopping, chatting, playing video games, listening to music, and stock trading online during work time.