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State Council’s policy moves in the past week (Aug 28 - Sept 3)

Updated: Sep 5,2016 11:44 AM

Highlights from State Council executive meeting on Sept 1

The State Council executive meeting, presided over by Premier Li Keqiang on Sept 1, approved policy measures on promoting venture capital investment to help the real economy, decided to set up a national innovation hub in Beijing, and passed a draft amendment on radio management.

Circular released on third inspection

The State Council released a circular concerning the third comprehensive inspection of its departments and local governments.

The inspection is aimed at urging authorities to implement major policies and projects, maintaining economic growth and achieving this year’s goal for social-economic development.

It contains four aspects — maintaining steady economic development, promoting supply-side reform, enhancing innovation-driven development and protecting and improving people’s livelihood.

A reward and punishment mechanism has been set up for the inspection.

New measures to help promote food safety

The State Council approved an assessment system for provincial and municipal governments on their performance of food safety management.

The Food Safety Commission of the State Council will lead the assessment, which consists of four steps, including on-site assessments, self-evaluation, departmental assessments and comprehensive summaries.

Business certificate integration

The Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council, the State Administration for Industry & Commerce, the State Administration of Taxation and the National Development and Reform Commission have jointly released a circular to integrate the individual business license and the tax registration certificate.

With the integration, individual business owners can apply for taxation registration through a single window with one form and one set of materials. Administrations of industry and commerce will issue a business license containing a unified social credit code for legal people and other organizations.

Exempt tuition fees for high school students from registered poor families

The Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Education released a circular to exempt high school students from registered poor families from tuition fees, starting this autumn semester.

The Ministry of Finance will give subsidies to schools according to the number of students exempted and exemption standards to ensure their normal operation.

National teacher management information system to be launched

A national teacher management information system will be established by the end of 2016 to conduct targeted management over teachers, according to the Ministry of Education.

The system will be launched in 2017, which will include education backgrounds, age, work experience, morality and other information on teachers. Teachers can access or update some data within the system.

Measures to regulate public donation platforms

The Ministry of Civil Affairs, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television and the State internet Information Office have jointly issued measures to regulate public donation platforms, which took effect on Sept 1.

The measures stipulate that organizers of such platforms should verify the certificates and qualification of charitable organizations soliciting public donations.

Measures to regulate qualification of charitable organizations, public donations

The Ministry of Civil Affairs has recently released measures to regulate the qualification of charitable organizations and public donations, which was implemented on Sept 1, 2016.

These measures clarify the qualification of charitable organizations, and strictly prohibit unqualified organizations and individuals from soliciting public donations.