Ministries address concerns
Departments and ministries under the State Council, China’s Cabinet, have responded to a series of public concerns in the past week, including on ecological civilization construction, business system reform, the innovation demonstration district, national medical insurance network, and reporting lost train tickets.
The general offices of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council have issued an assessment and examination method for ecological civilization construction. Related departments have established a green development system and an ecological civilization construction evaluation system as the basis of annual and five-year assessments. The assessments will mainly focus on energy conservation and emission reduction, air pollution control and cultivated land protection.
Zhang Mao, chief of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, recently told the media that China will further propel business system reform in the next year. To reduce the systematic cost of market access, online business registration will be achieved by the end of 2017. Meanwhile, enforcement of antitrust and anti-unfair competition laws will be strengthened, and law enforcement in key sectors such as medicine and food will also be enhanced.