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Sales of postcards drop amid push for austerity

By Hou Liqiang | China Daily | Updated: 2013-11-26 07:21

Printers claim SOEs scrapping orders of gifts

Companies making calendars and greeting cards say they have seen a huge drop in orders after the Party's top discipline body banned officials spending public money on their products.

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection announced the ban on Oct 31, forbidding Party organs, government departments, State-owned enterprises and public institutions from buying, printing, mailing and handing out New Year cards, postcards and calendars.

Sales of postcards drop amid push for austerity

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