BEIJING, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- Leading officials in 22 provincial-level areas have returned official vehicles and apartments kept in violation of rules, amid a major Communist Party of China (CPC) campaign to correct undesirable conduct and cement Party-people ties.
Answering the central authorities' call for senior officials to set an example by straightening out their own behavior first, such personnel in 56 central CPC and government agencies, as well as 27 enterprises and 12 universities managed by the central authorities, have also returned their illicit cars, offices and apartments, according to CPC authorities.
By Dec. 7, leading officials of all the 259 units mobilized to take part in the first phase of the campaign had also examined their own shortcomings and those of their colleagues at gatherings known as "democratic meetings."
During the meetings, Party officials examined their own conduct, laid out major problems, analyzed the causes and set down plans for rectification.
The leaderships of the 259 designated units have taken measures to solve the problems exposed during the campaign.
Some units have suspended building projects that are against the rules, canceled unnecessary overseas trips, and audited spending of public funds on receptions, vehicles and overseas trips, as well as VIP or membership cards that had been received as gifts.
The one-year mass line campaign was launched in June by China's leadership to boost ties between CPC officials, members and the people, while cleaning up four undesirable work styles -- formalism, bureaucracy, hedonism and extravagance.
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