The State Council recently issued a notice on the revision of certain articles of four administrative regulations, in a bid to step up streamlining administration and delegating powers, substantially bring the innovation vitality of the market and society into full play, and create a law-based, international and convenient business environment. It came into force upon release.
According to the notice, the State Council amended the eighth article of the regulations on certified architects. Citizens are allowed to apply for the level 1 Architect Registration Examination under one of the following seven conditions. First, if they have a master’s degree or above in architecture or a doctoral degree in engineering in related pathways with over two years of experience in architectural designing or related fields. Second, if they have a bachelor’s degree in architecture or a master’s degree in engineering in related pathways with over three years of experience in architectural designing or related fields. Third, if they have graduated as a bachelor in architecture with over five years of experience in architectural designing or related fields, or, if they have graduated as a bachelor in related pathways with over seven years of experience in architectural designing or related fields. Fourth, if they have received senior engineering technical titles with over three years of experience in architectural designing or related fields, or, if they have received engineering technical titles with over five years of experience in architectural designing or related fields. Or, fifth, if they have made outstanding achievements in architectural designing and been proved equally proficient by the national board of registered architects.
The 13th article of the regulations on quality management of construction projects has also been revised. From now on, construction contractors should conclude the formalities of the supervision in accordance with related regulations before operation, and the formalities may be combined with the issuing of construction permits or reports on starting construction.
In terms of management regulations on sanitation at public places, “the ministry of health” mentioned in the second item of the third article and the 18th article has been reworded as “the department of health administration of the State Council”.
In addition, the first item of the fourth article has been tweaked as public places should obtain health permits. And the third item of the 12th article has been crossed out.
As for the detailed rules and regulations for the implementation of the enterprise income tax law, the 51st article has been revised as the charitable donation in the ninth article of the enterprise income tax law refers to money that enterprises donate to charitable activities and good causes via charitable organizations or governments and related departments above the township level.
And the 52nd article has been amended as follows: The good causes in the 51st article are referring to charitable organizations and the related social organizations that meet the following requirements: having legally registered and obtained corporate capacity, being dedicated to good causes without taking profits into account, owning all the assets and corresponding added value, using all the profits and balance of the operation for the aim in establishing the organizations, allocating the assets left after the termination of operations to anyone or any profit-making organizations, not running operations that have nothing to do with the aim of the organizations, who have a sound financial accounting system, not allowing donors to participate in the distribution of the legal persons’ assets, and meeting the stipulations of the departments of finance, taxation and civil administration of the State Council.
And the first item of the 53rd article has been revised as enterprises will be entitled to deduction if their public welfare donation expenses of the current or the previous year do not exceed 12 percent of the lump sum of their annual profits.
And the 127th article has been annulled.