ministries reorganization

NPC May Establish Unified Food and Drug Agency

Among the most anticipated policy unveilings at the ongoing Two Sessions is the likely consolidation of some of China’s 27 ministries and countless lower-level government bodies. The State Administration for Radio, Film...

Second Round of “Super Ministries” Reform Ahead

Caijing reports on a draft plan to merge the Ministry of Railways into a larger “super-ministry”: Caijing learned in late February that the draft plan for a new round of “super ministries” reform will be...

Government Reform: Super-Size Me

The Economist reports on government efforts to increase efficiency by merging China’s multitude of bureaucratic bodies into  larger ministries, and concerns that these moves could prove unproductive: […]The...

China Creates Housing and Construction Ministry

The National People’s Congress proposed creating a new Ministry of Housing and Construction as part of a ministry reshuffle. It would be the first ministry that specifically looks at housing needs. The new ministry would...

Is “Super-ministry Reform” Really Worth All The Fuss?

China Media Project’s David Bandurski turns his considerable analytical powers to the question of China’s recently announced “super-ministry” political reform plan. Will it happen? What does it mean? According...

China “Super-ministry” Plan Faces Super Challenges

From Reuters: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Tuesday unveils a bureaucratic redesign that he hopes will foster greener, more efficient government by creating new “super ministries”. Yet with fierce rival interests at...

Green Whirlwind Sweeps China

Asia Times writes about the possible upgrade of the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) into a Ministry of Environment. As if to boost its authority ahead of the anticipated upgrading, SEPA has been gearing up...

China to Launch Revamp with Merged Ministries

Tomorrow Wen Jiabao will deliver the annual government work report at the opening of the National People’s Congress meeting. A Financial Times article highlights what is slated to be one of the major issues at this...

China Parliament To Approve Reshuffle, Streamlining

The annual CPPCC/NPC meetings open this week in Beijing, and are expected to usher in a scheme to reorganize the ministries and to promote several new top leaders. From Reuters: On the cusp of a second five years as president...

China Environment Agency Gets More Power

AP reports this week the Chinese government reviewed plans for the creation of a cabinet ministry to hold the State Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA). Officials believe this will give SEPA more authority. The plans are...

Less Ministries, More Power

Francesco Sisci writes on 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...

China to Establish Environment Ministry This Year

According to Chemistry World magazine, the Chinese government is planning to replace SEPA with an environmental ministry this year: Hong Yaxiong, deputy director at SEPA’s department of policy, said that the move would...

China Plans New ‘Mega-Ministries’ – Shirong Chen

From BBC News: China plans to create “mega-ministries” to improve government efficiency and deal with the more complex issues brought about by its economic reforms. Financial services regulation and agriculture are among the first areas to be considered. But the domination of Chinese politics by the Communist Party may outweigh any moves towards restructuring. China […]



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