China has banned nearly 4,000 Communist Party and government officials from joining more than 550 overseas group trips on public expense in the six months to the end of November.
Ma Wen, deputy secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China, said 830,000 official passport-holders went abroad in that period, down 18.9% year on year.
In December, Chinese authorities disqualified an American university from arranging government-paid training courses. The Northwestern Polytechnic University, based in Fremont, California, has been found to provide an ‘unfaithful schedule’ for officials from Wenzhou City of east China’s Zhejiang Province.
Source: Still Travel