The State Council, or China's cabinet, submitted a plan on institutional restructuring to the first session of the 13th National People's Congress for deliberations on Tuesday.[Special coverage]
If the plan is passed, the State Council will consist of 26 ministries and commissions in addition to the General Office of the State Council:
-- Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
-- Ministry of National Defense;
-- National Development and Reform Commission;
-- Ministry of Education;
-- Ministry of Industry and Information Technology;
-- State Ethnic Affairs Commission;
-- Ministry of Public Security;
-- Ministry of State Security;
-- Ministry of Civil Affairs;
-- Ministry of Justice;
-- Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security;
-- Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development;
-- Ministry of Transport;
-- Ministry of Commerce;
-- People's Bank of China;
The Ministry of Supervision will be merged into the national supervisory commission, according to an institutional restructuring plan of the State Council Tuesday.
The National Bureau of Corruption Prevention will also be merged, said the plan delivered by State Councilor Wang Yong at a plenary meeting of the ongoing session of the 13th National People's Congress.
The move aims to strengthen the creation, protection and application of intellectual property rights (IPR), and speed up making China a country of innovators, said the document on an institutional reform plan of the State Council, or the cabinet.
The proposed administration directly under the State Council will be responsible for drafting policies and measures for radio and television management and their implementation, coordinating development of broadcasting undertakings and industries, promoting institutional reform in the sectors, importing radio and television programs, and facilitating the sectors to go global.
China plans to reform its separate national and local taxation systems by integrating their offices at and below the provincial level, according to a plan submitted to the national legislature on Tuesday.
Responsibilities of the commission include the stocking, rotation and management of the nation's strategic and emergency-aid materials, including grain, cotton and sugar.
Responsibilities of the administration include comprehensive market supervision and management, market entity registration and market order maintenance.
The proposed administration will be responsible for formulating policies, plans and standards on healthcare systems in terms of medical insurance, maternity insurance and medical assistance, and ensuring their implementation.
China's cabinet plans to abolish its legislative affairs office and restructure the Ministry of Justice, according to an institutional restructuring plan of the State Council Tuesday.
The commission is mainly responsible for supervising the banking and insurance industries, preventing and dissolving financial risks and protecting consumers' rights.
The administration is mainly responsible for overseeing and managing the development and protection of forest, grassland, wetland, desert and terraneous wild life, as well as organizing ecological protection and restoration, afforestation and management of national parks.
The new agency will be responsible for making strategic guidelines, plans and policies on foreign aid; coordinating and making suggestions on major issues related to it; pushing forward reform of the means of aid-giving; making foreign aid plans and and overseeing and evaluating their implementation.