The State Council on May 14 issued a plan for further streamlining administration and delegating powers as well as transforming government functions in the year 2015.
In the past two years, the State Council focused on streamlining administration as a priority to transform government functions and had made progress on creating an enabling environment for enterprises, making it easier to start businesses, and creating the right environment for fair competition, the plan said.
The plan pointed out that 2015 is an important year to carry out comprehensive reform. Reforms in sectors such as administrative approvals, investment approvals, vocational qualifications, charge management, business systems and in areas such as science, education, culture, health and sports will be boosted in 2015, the plan said.
The plan also laid out specific tasks to meet the goal.
* This year the government will cancel over 200 items of government approvals and cancel all non-administrative reviews. The category of non-administrative reviews will no longer exist. The power list of provincial governments will be basically determined and the procedure of government approvals will gradually open to the public.
* The government will reduce the number of investment projects that require review. An online approval platform will be established to facilitate the share of information.
* Efforts will be made to further cancel verifications and approvals of vocational qualifications and to strengthen management of newly established vocational qualifications.
* Charges that violate the law and regulations will be canceled and excessive charges will be stopped.
* Deepen reform of the business system; further simplify the process for capital registration; take gradual steps to integrate the business license, the certificate of organization codes, and the certificate of taxation registration into one certificate; and overhaul and regulate intermediary services.
* Reforms in areas such as science, education, culture, health and sports will be boosted to build the twin engines of mass entrepreneurship and innovation, and to provide more public products.
* Systems concerning government supervision and management will be improved to step up the government function of providing services.