Tianjin implemented a countrywide open selection for 371 bureau-level and department-level positions and has strictly prohibited candidates to canvass votes and bribe voters. In order to avoid ineffective candidates from being selected, an achievements publication and probity report was added in the evaluation of candidates.
Tianjin municipal government also detailed the rules that any candidate who asks relevant people to provide help during the election through friends and fellow countrymen are also considered as canvassing votes.
The current open cadre selection is the largest-scale open cadre selection in recent years with a total of 371 positions.
The Tianjin Municipal Commission for Discipline Inspection, the Municipal Organization Department and the Municipal Supervision Department specially issued a notice to further standardize the election discipline and strictly handle the behavior of canvassing votes.
Candidates who ask relevant people to provide help in the election through dinners, gifts, arranging consumption activities, phone calls, text messages, paying visits, or through friends, fellow countrymen, colleagues and comrades, are considered to be canvassing votes.
Candidates who are found canvassing votes and bribing voters in any election will be disqualified immediately. Those who have been appointed who are found canvassing votes and bribing voters will also be dismissed and be reprimanded on record as an important basis for future evaluations.
The Tianjin Municipal Commission established a special monitoring group for the public election to fully supervise the election process. In addition, it also released the telephone number and Web site of the special group to the public in order to receive reports on activities against regulations.By People's Daily Online http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2010-07/30/nw.D110000renmrb_20100730_2-11.htm?div=-1