Car use re­form goes deeper

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

China’s gov­ern­ment ve­hi­cleuse re­form is shift­ing to the lo­cal gov­ern­ment level, but more ef­fort is needed to en­sure it achieves its full po­ten­tial, said of­fi­cials.

Re­form at the cen­tral gov­ern­ment level was suc­cess­ful in 2014 and the next stage is ex­pected to fin­ish by the end of 2015, ac­cord­ing to the timetable set by cen­tral au­thor­i­ties in July 2014.

Of­fi­cials be­low min­is­te­rial level will no longer be pro­vided with a car and a driver and pub­lic ser­vants will now re­ceive a “proper” al­lowance to cover their own choice of trans­porta­tion.

The use of gov­ern­ment ve­hi­cles for pri­vate pur­poses, once a common prac­tice, has been la­beled “cor­rup­tion on wheels”, new mea­sures aim to ad­dress this is­sue.

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