China unveils drastic cabinet restructuring plan
2018-03-13 14:13:00

The State Council, China's cabinet, will see a drastic reform to make the government better-structured, more efficient, and service-oriented, according to a draft submitted to the first session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) for deliberations on Tuesday.

If the plan is passed on Saturday, the State Council will consist of 26 ministries and commissions in addition to the General Office of the State Council.

Among the new entities are a ministry of natural resources, a ministry of veterans affairs, and a ministry of emergency management.


There will be also new administrations under the State Council, such as an international development cooperation agency, and a state immigration administration.

"It focuses on the needs of development and meets the people's expectations," State Councilor Wang Yong said, adding that the restructuring forms part of a broader plan by the Communist Party of China (CPC) to deepen the reform of the Party and state institutions.

Briefing the lawmakers on the plan, Wang stressed that the cabinet restructuring deals with institutional obstacles to help the market play a decisive role in resource allocation. The reshuffle will also help China build a modern economy with high quality growth, he noted.

Source: CGTN Editor: Hiram