State Councilor Ma Kai delivers a report on the State Council institutional reform and transformation of government functions during the third plenary meeting of the first session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 10, 2013. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)
BEIJING, March 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor Ma Kai delivered a report to China's top legislature on Sunday, elaborating the State Council's plan of institutional restructuring and function transformation.
Chinese leaders Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli also attended the plenary meeting of the first session of the 12th National People's Congress.
China unveils cabinet reshuffle plan
BEIJING, March 10 (Xinhua) -- The State Council, or China's cabinet, will begin its seventh restructuring attempt in the past three decades to curb red tape and reduce administrative intervention in the market and social issues.
The number of ministries under the State Council will reduce from 27 to 25 while several departments and agencies are reorganized, according to a plan of institutional restructuring and functional transformation of the State Council, submitted to the national legislative session Sunday. Full story
China rolls out plan to transform gov't functions
BEIJING, March 10 (Xinhua) -- The State Council plans to transform government functions at ministerial level to reduce administrative intervention in the market and social issues, according to a report to be delivered by State Councilor Ma Kai to the parliament's annual session on Sunday.
The plan by China's Cabinet aims to build an efficient and law-based government with clear division of power, reasonable distribution of labor, and well-defined responsibility, says the report on the State Council's institutional reform plan. Full story