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Debts in focus for MOR breakup
Vice governor of China's central bank Yi Gang said Sunday the debts owed by the Ministry of Railways (MOR) must be properly handled to stabilize expectations of the lenders, the market and the public.
Less is more for government after overhaul
Profile: Last railway minister Sheng Guangzu
National lawmakers adopt methods of election, appointment
Deputies to the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) adopted methods of election and appointment at a plenary meeting of the 12th NPC's first session Sunday.
State councilor explains government institutional reform plan
Chinese State Councilor Ma Kai delivered a report to China's top legislature on Sunday, elaborating the State Council's plan of institutional restructuring and function transformation.
More than 30 ministerial level officials investigated
More than 30 officials at the ministerial level or higher have been placed under investigation for corruption or other job-related crimes over the past five years, China's top procurator said Sunday.
China's top procurator delivers work report
China's Procurator-General Cao Jianming started to deliver a report on the work of the Supreme People's Procuratorate Sunday at a meeting of the first session of the 12th National People's Congress.
China convicts 5 million criminals in five years
Chinese courts convicted and punished 5.24 million criminals from 2008 to 2012, up 25.5 percent over the period from 2003 to 2007, said the country's top judge Sunday.
China's top judge reports work of supreme court
China's chief justice Wang Shengjun delivered a report on the work of the Supreme People's Court at a meeting of the annual parliamentary session on Sunday.
China unveils cabinet reshuffle plan
The State Council, or China's cabinet, will begin its seventh restructuring attempt in the past three decades to curb red tape and reduce administrative intervention in the market and social issues.
China to restructure National Energy Administration
China plans to restructure the National Energy Administration (NEA) in order to streamline administrative and regulatory system of the energy sector, according to a report to be delivered by State Councilor Ma Kai to the parliament's annual session on Sunday.
China to restructure oceanic administration
China plans to restructure the country's top oceanic administration to enhance maritime law enforcement and better protect and use its oceanic resources.
China to merge press, broadcasting regulators
China plans to merge two regulators into one to oversee the press, publication, radio, film and television sectors.
China to dismantle Railway Ministry
China plans to dismantle the Ministry of Railways into administrative and commercial arms, according to a report to be delivered by State Councilor Ma Kai to the annual session of the country's top legislature on Sunday.
China to elevate food, drug agency
China plans to elevate the status of the existing State Administration of Food and Drug to a general administration in order to improve food and drug safety, according to a report to be delivered by State Councilor Ma Kai to the annual session of the country's top legislature on Sunday.
Highlights: Report on cabinet reshuffle plan
Following are the highlights of a report on the State Council institutional reform and transformation of government functions to be delivered Sunday by State Councilor Ma Kai to the annual session of the National People's Congress, the top legislature.
China to merge health ministry, family planning commission
China plans to set up a national health and family planning commission through merging the existing Health Ministry with the National Population and Family Planning Commission, according to a report to be delivered by State Councilor Ma Kai to the annual session of the country's top legislature on Sunday.
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