China Youth On-line reported that the CCP General Office issued a notice titled "CCP Political and Legal Committee’s Advice on Further Strengthening and Modifying the Reception Work for Appeals."
The document stated that the goal of the "reception work" aimed at appellants is to "Close the Cases; Stop the Visits." The document emphasizes "solving the issue at the origin and relying on the local level."
The document indicates the central government’s growing impatience with the numerous appeals and visits to the capital by petitioners with grievances.
Source: China Youth On-line, August 19, 2009