China orders military to keep barracks simple, guard against excess

March 31, 2015 5:13 AM

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China orders military to keep barracks simple, guard against excess

BEIJING (Reuters) - China ordered its military on Tuesday to build barracks as simply and economically as possible and avoid using ostentatious or imported building materials, as part of a broader crackdown on graft and excess.

China's armed forces, the world's largest, have become a focus of President Xi Jinping's campaign to root out deeply-ingrained graft including bribery, which often takes the form of lavish gifts to officials or extravagant spending of government funds.

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