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Salary issues, residency are key topics addressed

Wang Yiqing
Updated: May 2,2017 7:24 AM     China Daily

Departments and ministries under the State Council, China’s Cabinet, have responded to a series of public concerns in the past week, including defaulting on migrant workers’ salaries, permanent resident registration, adverse drug reaction monitoring, innovation and entrepreneurship corporation bonds, Internet Plus government affair services and weather disasters.

In response to Premier Li Keqiang’s requirement in the Government Work Report this year that the authorities should deal with salary defaults for migrant workers, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security has recently exposed 10 cases where enterprises failed to pay salaries.

The cases, in 10 provinces, including Shandong and Heilongjiang, and the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, saw local human resources and social security authorities respond quickly. The cases are currently under investigation or have been successfully dealt with through administrative or legal means.

Officials of the Ministry of Public Security said recently that the ministry will achieve the task of 13 million new permanent resident registrations this year and the full coverage of the residential permit system nationwide.

According to the ministry, before the end of this year, it aims to achieve permanent resident registrations for all non-registered residents, and public security reform will be further deepened.

The reform will focus on five major tasks, including people’s livelihood reform, streamlining administration and delegating power to the lower levels, as well as the reform of law enforcement power operation mechanism. The ministry will also promote new measures to serve national strategies such as the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area.

According to the annual monitoring report on adverse drug reaction in 2016 issued by the China Food and Drug Administration, a national monitoring network has received 1.43 million reports of adverse drug reaction incidents, a 2.3 percent increase compared with 2015.

According to Ding Jianhua, director of the drug and cosmetics supervision department, CFDA, any drug can cause adverse reactions, which is irrelevant to the drug quality. The increase of adverse drug reaction report incidents shows China’s ability to monitor adverse reactions has been further enhanced.

Deng Ge, spokesman for the China Securities Regulatory Commission, said recently that the commission has released a draft of an innovation and entrepreneurship corporation bond pilot program to solicit public opinion, in order to implement a national innovation-driven development strategy and improve the bond market service system. In July, China Securities Regulatory Commission established a cross-department special work group to take charge of the innovation and entrepreneurship corporation bond pilot program.

Wang Mei, deputy director of the State Post Bureau, said at the bureau’s Internet Plus government services meeting recently that the bureau will deploy Internet Plus government services work in an all-round way.

Zhang Jiatuan, spokesman for the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters, said at a news conference on April 27 that China’s flood control, drought and typhoon forecasts remain severe for this year. Since the beginning of this year, China’s major river inflows have been higher than the same period in recent years. Some major river regions, such as the upper and middle reaches of the Yangtze River, may experience large flooding.