State Council executive meetings are among regular gatherings held and presided over by Premier Li Keqiang. The executive meetings’ concentration on implementation of policies reflects the pragmatic philosophy of efficiency of the State Council.
Held weekly on Wednesdays and involving high-level officials, including the Premier, vice-premier, state councilors and ministry officials, the meetings pay attention to the efficiency of policy implementation.
At one such meeting in April, Premier Li urged government officials to speed up efforts in carrying out policy measures when he heard an official say implementation would take time because of communication and discussion among different government departments.
At a meeting discussing the service outsourcing industry, the Premier stressed that government departments should come up with new measures instead of repeating old vague policies.
Ministry officials have to make good preparations before attending an executive meeting as the Premier always puts forward thoughtful questions. He also stressed that policies should be made on the basis of thorough and scientific discussions and government must make solid implementation instead of empty talk.
At an executive meeting which discussed measures to unify the social credit code, the Premier questioned so-called “special difficulties in some areas” and stressed that reforms must be fully carried out to bring convenience to the people.
Efficient coordination between government departments is also important as the Premier noted that departments under the State Council should cooperate.