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July 24, 2013

China bans new government buildings

  • The directive also forbids luxury interiors and the expansion of office compounds done under the guise of repairs.
    Associated Press

    BEIJING — China's leaders have banned the construction of government buildings for five years as another step in a frugality drive that aims to address public anger at corruption.

    The general offices of the Communist Party's central committee and the State Council — China's Cabinet — jointly issued the directive Tuesday, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. No directive was immediately available online.

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