Promote residence permit system nationwide
China will promote the residence permit system nationwide this year, according to the Ministry of Public Security.
So far, 29 provincial-level authorities have released local plans to implement a residence permit system, and in China at large, 43.57 million permits have been issued. Also, a basic public service supply mechanism paired with the permit system has been established.
In addition, all county and city governments have started handling ID cards for migrant people starting in July, so that people will find it easier to get things done.
Guideline on small- and micro-vehicle rentals
China encourages the healthy development of the business model for small- and micro-vehicle rentals, according to a guideline issued by the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Construction.
Small- and micro-vehicle rental enterprises are encouraged to offer services in vehicle booking, pick-up and drop-off, as well as payment via the internet and mobile app.
The service providers are asked to collect, save and use individual information in line with laws and regularities. Also, extra services should not be offered beyond the legal business scope.
Delegate power to educational institutions
The Ministry of Education has issued a circular on key tasks for its leading group on talent for 2017.
The key tasks include promoting reform on talent development, and regulating reasonable and orderly talent flow.
The circular urged efforts to delegate power to employers, and ensure the autonomy of recruitment and salary payment at universities.
Also, universities will have the authority over professional rankings.
First batch of infant formula registrations approved
The registration of formulas for 89 infant formula milk powder products was recently approved by the China Food and Drug Administration.
The review was conducted strictly in accordance with related national standards for food security.
The main ingredients and the nutrients available for adding should be made clear. False, exaggerated or absolute statements are prohibited on labels. Also, the labels are not allowed to claim functions such as disease prevention, treatment or healthcare.
Launch tests on smart elderly care services
China will launch a pilot project on smart elderly care services, according to a circular co-issued by the Ministry of Industrial and Information Technology, the Ministry of Civil Affairs, and the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC).
The circular urged establishing a batch of demonstration enterprises, towns and bases, to promote and develop smart elderly care services.
Governments at all levels and all sectors of society are encouraged to increase policy and capital support for the experiments.
Project on health improvement and poverty relief
A project to relieve poverty by improving people’s health conditions, called “bright poverty-relief project”, will be implemented, according to a circular issued by the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development and NHFPC.
Starting in 2017, the project will provide free treatment for cataract patients, whose files were set up by the government for poverty relief and approved.
By 2020, all poverty-stricken cataract patients on file will receive free treatment, and a long-term mechanism will be established.
Special inspection on Chinese herb extracts
A special inspection on Chinese herb extracts will be launched, according to a circular issued by the China Food and Drug Administration.
Food and drug departments across China are asked to check enterprises producing Chinese herb extracts, enterprises producing Chinese traditional medicine, and enterprises with workshops shared by different internal departments, or set up in other regions.