On April 27, the State Council circulated a notice of commendation praising local governments on their efficient implementation of major policies in 2016.
According to the circular, 26 provincial-level, 90 city-level, and 127 county-level administrative regions made significant achievements in promoting supply-side structural reform, expanding overall demand, promoting innovation-driven development, and improving people’s lives in 2016.
Provinces including Zhejiang, Fujian, Shanxi and Shandong completed their overcapacity reduction targets in steel and coal ahead of schedule, while cities such as Beijing, Tianjin, and Shijiazhuang were pioneers in promoting convenient industrial and commercial registration.
In addition, many provincial administrative regions were effective in creating a favorable business environment, boosting science and technology innovation, maintaining stable financial order, promoting mass entrepreneurship and innovation, and fostering emerging industries.
The year 2017 is a significant period to enhance supply-side structural reform, and all governments and departments should keep working to stabilize economic growth, promote reforms and bring benefits to people, according to the circular.