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Ministries address public concerns

Hu Yongqi
Updated: Oct 10,2017 9:11 AM     China Daily

New regulation to manage online food orders

Online orders for food must be backed up by real restaurants and permits, said a guideline released by the State Council Food Safety Commission and 13 other departments.

The document covered the food chain from farmland to the table and aimed to improve food safety from service to management. Restaurants in key areas such as shopping malls and top tourism destinations should make their kitchens open and visible to customers, the guideline said.

Meanwhile, stricter governance will be carried out to control the number of unpermitted restaurants and outdoor food vendors, the document added.

Unemployment insurance to be raised to boost jobs

The country will steadily raise the unemployment insurance to 90 percent of the minimum wage, said a recent guideline by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the Ministry of Finance.

The insurance should be raised to ensure its two roles of ensuring basic needs and promote employment, based on the regulation on unemployment insurance, the guideline said.

With the unemployment insurance fund running safely, steps should be taken to raise the standard of coverage, the document added.

27 agency services and certificates canceled

The State Council has canceled 27 items of agency services and certificates as evidence for administrative approvals, which were delegated by the central government to local governments.

The decision was jointly made by departments such as the Ministry of Transport, and then made public on Sept 28 when the cancellation started to take effect.

The agency services and certificates include checkup reports, capital verification certificates, loss statements, statements of obsolescence and another 23 items, the document said.

Training enhanced for college graduates

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security will help train unemployed college graduates and help 90 percent of them to find a job or start their own businesses, a recent notice said.

The notice aimed to take continuous action to train these unemployed graduates and provide them with skills for jobs or business startups. The ministry will organize occupational schools, public training centers and professional training agencies to offer instruction in occupational skills, basic training, entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as poverty relief.

Foreign trade service companies get boost

Five departments, including the Ministry of Commerce, released a regulation to promote healthy development of foreign trade service companies nationwide.

A recent notice said that these departments will enhance information sharing and joint management over companies. The regulation will be improved on export tax rebates and exemptions.

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