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Since it was adopted in December 2012, great efforts have been made by the Party to rectify undesirable work styles of formalism, bureaucratism, hedonism and extravagance.
During the past five years, some 176 Kris Dunn Jersey ,000 violations have been investigated, nearly 240,000 CPC officials punished, and around 128,000 officials subjected to disciplinary action, according to the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).
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Members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee has conducted 1,587 grassroots investigations in the past five years.
Nearly 190 golf courses were shut down across the country, and 625 offices set up by local authorities in Beijing have been closed.
The government has banned the construction of new government buildings and has vacated nearly 22.3 million square meters of government offices that were being misused.
by Xinhua writers Liu Xin, Kong Xiangxin
BEIJING, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- The north-south axis of China'sancient capital has been extended and revitalized.
On Sept. 29, Beijing authorities unveiled a general plan for thedevelopment of the central axis Justin Holiday Jersey , called the Zhongzhouxian, from2016 to 2035. It aims to protect the city's history andculture.
The plan said the Zhongzhouxian is both historical anddeveloping, and preservation work should be coordinated withupgrades.
First created in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), the originalZhongzhouxian was 3.7 kilometers. The Ming (1368-1644) and Qing(1644-1911) dynasties extended the length to 7.8 kilometers fromYongdingmen in the south to the Drum and Bell Towers in thenorth.
Chinese architect Liang Sicheng, a pioneer of heritagepreservation, described the Zhongzhouxian as possibly the world'slongest and greatest north-south central axis.
"The unique beauty of Beijing's design is due to theZhongzhouxian," declared Liang.
The axis was extended again in 2003 as the city prepared for the2008 Olympic Games.
The general plan states that the current Zhongzhouxian extensionstretches to the Yanshan Mountain Range to the north and Beijing'snew international airport in the south.
The Olympic Green is considered one of the most important areasalong the Zhongzhouxian extension.
Zhao Jin Bobby Portis Jersey , operations director of Beijing Inno-Olympic Group Co.,Ltd., which is leading the Olympic Green property management, saysthe China Intangible Cultural Heritage Hall and the National ArtMuseum of China will be built along the Zhongzhouxianextension.
"Together with the Bird's Nest, Water Cube, and China NationalConvention Center, the north extension is expected to be a nationalhub for culture Jerian Grant Jersey , sports, technology and finance," he said.
The Olympic Green received a total of 410 million people,including tourists and visitors, from 2008 to 2016, according toZhao.
The extension is not separated from the original axis. On aclear day, from the top of Yangshan Mountain in Olympic Park Toni Kukoc Jersey , it ispossible to see 8 km south to Jingshan, the highest point on theoriginal Zhongzhouxian.
The Zhongzhouxian, situated at the city's center, separates thedistricts of Dongcheng and Xicheng.
"It is like the backbone of Beijing's urban spacial structure,"said Beijing historian Li Jianping.
Along it are the historic buildings of Qianmen, the ForbiddenCity, Jingshan Park John Paxson Jersey , and the Drum and Bell Towers.
Political monuments such as Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall,the Monument to the People's Heroes and Tian'anmen Square line upalong the axis.
"This reflects the Chinese idea of 'center worship,'" saidLi.
The symmetry is maintained along the Zhongzhouxian. The GreatHall of the People and Beijing Zhongshan Park are on the west side,while the National Museum of China and Beijing Working People'sCultural Palace are on the east.
Beijing Zhongshan Park used to be the Hall of Worshipping theAltar of Land and Grain, which was built in 1425. The BeijingWorking People's Cultural Palace was the royal ancestral templebefore the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949.
In 1949, a founding ceremony was held in Tian'anmen Square,transforming it into a place for the people rather thanroyalty.
The construction of the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube on eachside of the Zhongzhouxian north extension reflects the symmetryfound along older parts of the axis.
"Beijing has been built according to a 'checker-board' planningsystem since the Yuan Dynasty Doug McDermott Jersey ," explained Wang Shiren of the city'shistory and culture preservation committee. "Meanwhile, manycapitals of other countries had 'divergent' structures influencedby the Renaissance."
The Beijing Municipal government offic