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State Council efforts in 2015

Updated: Jan 27,2016 3:17 PM     english.gov.cn

Streamlining administration

Since the new government took office, the State Council has held more than 100 executive meetings. And about 50 topics of the meetings were about streamlining administration and delegating powers.

Major policies

Focus on quicker approvals

State Council continues approval streamlining

China overhauls intermediary services for administrative approval

State Council cancels non-administrative approval items

More measures to transform govt

New guideline to reform business license registration

China cancels qualification requirements for 62 professions

China to promote random inspections

State Council slashes more administrative approval items

State Council to streamline intermediary services

State Council to draft ‘negative lists’ for market access

State Council seeks to reform commercial registration system

Circular issued for improving public services

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Entrepreneurship and innovation

Mass entrepreneurship and innovation were greatly promoted in 2015. Regardless of status, whether an elite or ordinary member of society, anyone can start their own business and embrace innovation. And about 11,600 businesses were registered each day in 2015, which means there were about 8 companies born every eight minutes.

Major Policies

Guideline to boost entrepreneurship and innovation

State Council issues plan to boost jobs, entrepreneurship

State Council promotes innovation and entrepreneurship education

China boosts mass entrepreneurship and innovation

Incentives offered for migrant workers to start businesses

Detailed plan to boost employment, entrepreneurship

Conference system to promote mass entrepreneurship

Measures to support entrepreneurship and innovation

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Development opportunities

In 2015, the State Council took a series of measures to promote the development of new industries in order to enable them to drive the economy along with traditional industries.

Major policies

China to boost cloud computing for innovative development

State Council approves Zhejiang pilot zone application

Targets set to boost e-commerce growth

State Council guideline promises further e-commerce support

China unveils Internet Plus action plan to fuel growth

Businesses urged to work online and off

China aims to boost express delivery industry

State Council urges strict regulation in e-commerce

State Council issues plan for cultivating rural e-business

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Public services

In 2015, the State Council continued efforts to improve public services, including accelerating high-speed broadband network construction, shantytown renovation, building of sponge cities and underground facilities.

Major policies

Guideline to improve Internet speed, lower prices

Guideline targets massive shantytown and rural renovation

State Council promotes urban underground utility tunnels

State Council adjusts ratios for fixed-asset investment projects

New guideline aims to drive electric car infrastructure

Guideline to promote building sponge cities

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People’s livelihood

In 2015, the State Council took a great number of measures to improve people’s lives, including treatment of polluted water, shantytown renovation, and medical reform.

Major policies

Guideline targets improving healthcare

China announces action plan to tackle water pollution

Guideline to improve Internet speed, lower prices

New guideline to reform business license registration

China plans to reform eco-civilization system

New guideline aims to drive electric car infrastructure

Guideline to promote building sponge cities

State Council makes changes in poverty alleviation group

State Council issues plan for cultivating rural e-business

Ministries set agenda to reform driver training, tests

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Medical services

To improve China’s medical services, the State Council issued a series of policies to boost the system of tiered diagnosis and treatment, implement an insurance program for major illnesses, increase the number of nonpublic medical agencies and enhance the building of rural doctor teams.

Major policies

China perfects medicine procurement by public hospitals

Building teams of rural doctors

Better medical financial assistance for critical, serious illnesses

Reforming public hospitals at county level

State Council promotes reform of public hospitals

Circular to speed up development of nonpublic medical agencies

Insurance plan for major illnesses: Cabinet

China sets up new system to optimize medical resources

China pushes integrated medical and nursing care for elderly

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Agriculture

In 2015, the State Council issued many policies to promote the development of agriculture, farmers and rural areas. Agricultural issues have always been of the utmost concern for the Premier, as it was reported that one of the core issues for him is how to enable Chinese farmers to live as well as urban residents.

Major policies

Plant oil industry set to flower by 2020

Guideline to regulate rural property rights transfer, transaction market

Govt issues food safety rules

Incentives offered for migrant workers to start businesses

Agriculture census to be held in 2016, the State Council says

China pushes development of modern agriculture

Trial run for rural mortgage to promote financing reform

State Council issues plan for cultivating rural e-business

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Consumption

In 2015, the State Council took a series of measures to boost consumption, including promoting tourism investment, developing consumer services and increasing supplies.

Major policies

China boosts tourism investment and consumption

China to boost consumer services to shore up growth

State Council issues guideline to boost role of consumption

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Education

In 2015, the State Council released a series of policies to boost the development of education.

Major Policies

State Council promotes innovation and entrepreneurship education

State Council issues a plan, focusing on rural teaching

Focus: Education in ethnic regions

State Council seeks to enhance arts education in China

State Council eyes world-class higher education

Govt to guarantee funds for compulsory education