Chinese officials are being urged to curb excessive expenses by ending extravagant overseas trips, overly festive celebrations and wasteful meetings as the government launched its latest anti-graft and corruption drive. In a memo from Premier Wen Jiabao, officials were also told stop receiving and giving gifts, avoid banquets during official trips and make public all documents that are not classified, Reuters reports.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.

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