Spending by the Communist Party anti-graft watchdog has fallen sharply amid increased efforts to improve work style and stamp out corruption, the official Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday. The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the Ministry of Supervision have cut their conference budgets 84 percent and reception expenses 52 percent in the first eight months, the report said, citing an official document. Departments under the anti-graft agency have been streamlined to improve efficiency. At the end of 2012, the party leadership began to promote an eight-point guideline to curb extravagance and official spending.
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