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The Macau Metro Monitor, July 19, 2012

BEIJING TIGHTENS CONTROL ON TRAINING TRIPS FOR OFFICIALS Xinhua

The Beijing municipal government will tighten controls on officials' going abroad for training, aiming to stop taxpayers money being wasted on overseas junkets.  The new rules came as the public demands more transparent disclosure of the use of public funds for receptions, vehicles and overseas trips.  The circular stipulates that officials will only get US$10 each for daily miscellaneous expenses.

Figures released by the Ministry of Finance showed that China's central government expenditure last year totaled $5.64 trillion yuan, up 16.8% YoY.