On March 30, the State Council issued a circular assigning work to government departments, aimed at accomplishing economic and social development targets set in the government work report passed at the fourth session of the 12th National People’s Congress.
The circular stipulated 41 tasks in nine major assignments:
First, stabilizing and improving macroeconomic policies and keeping the economy going within a reasonable range;
Second, strengthening supply-side reforms and enhancing sustained growth;
Third, exploring the potential of domestic demand and further development;
Fourth, boosting modern agriculture development and promoting a steady increase in farmers’ income;
Fifth, promoting a new round of high-level opening-up for win-win results;
Sixth, strengthening environment management and making breakthroughs in green development;
Seventh, improving people’s livelihoods and strengthening social construction;
Eighth, strengthening government construction and improving administration and service;
Ninth, making efforts in work regarding ethnic affairs, religion, overseas Chinese affairs, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan affairs, and foreign affairs;
The State Council asked in the circular that all departments proactively make efforts to establish timetables and implementation measures.
All departments should coordinate with each other to improve efficiency and supervision on the implementation, the State Council said.
The assignments involve most government departments, such as the National Development and Reform Commission, People’s Bank of China, and the ministries of Finance, Commerce, Education, Agriculture, Foreign Affairs, Environment Protection, and Public Security.