Chinese premier stresses implementation of major policies

2017-09-13 16:06:00 GMT2017-09-14 00:06:00(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BEIJING, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- The State Council, China'scabinet, said Wednesday that it will continue to strengthenimplementation of major central policies and decisions to betterpromote growth and improve people's livelihoods.

Both progress and problems were found after the State Councilrecently launched a new round of field inspections and athird-party evaluation of local government implementation ofcentral policies and major tasks, according to a statementfollowing an executive meeting presided over by Premier LiKeqiang.

Initial results have been obtained on local governmentsfulfilling the tasks set at the Central Economic Work Conference inDecember and in a government work report early this year, accordingto the statement.

However, problems still lie in fields including capacity cuts,unreasonable fees and commercialization of research findings, thestatement said.

The cutting of surplus production capacity will be continuedunswervingly, with special focus on the weeding out of substandardsteel production, it said.

The government will further reduce costs by applying standardsand supervision to fees levied on enterprises by sectoralassociations, chambers of commerce and various societies, in amajor push to put an end to unregulated excessive chargingpractices.

The government will further promote innovation-drivendevelopment, with an evaluation system to monitor the environmentfor innovation and entrepreneurship set to be established.

The incentive mechanism for the commercialization of scientificand technological progress will be improved.

The development of a business environment with global edge willbe prioritized to further promote private and foreigninvestment.

The government will develop an evaluation mechanism for businessenvironments, and conduct timely nationwide evaluation of theenvironment.

The government will also work on the real estate transactionregistration mechanism to further reduce red tape, according to thestatement.

Local authorities will be encouraged to ensure real-time datasharing between different information platforms.

The State Council launched its first round of nationwideinspections in 2014, followed by two inspections in 2015 and 2016,to keep implementation of economic and social work on schedule. Thelatest inspection is the fourth round of its kind. Enditem