Less Ministries, More Power
Francesco Sisci writes on lastampa.it:
Democracy and administrative reforms will go hand in hand as political earthquakes will shake the government at the next plenary session of the National People’s Congress (NPC), Chinese parliament, due to open on March 5.
President Hu Jintao wants to reshape the traditional structure of the Chinese power after having launched a program of democratization at the Party Congress last year with the slogan of “scientific development.”
The 28 existing ministries will be reduced to 21 in the near future and will dwindle further to 15 or 16 in order to unify power and cut on turf fights that have been plaguing the Chinese administration in recent years.