Central Government News
- Auditors do self-audits: now that's transparency
State auditors caught dozens of ministries and central government agencies embezzling or misusing nearly 1.5 billion yuan (US$219.58 million) in public funds, according to a new report on 2008 accounts. For the first time the National Audit Office audited itself was found wanting.
- Chinese Vice Premier Li inspects in Jilin
Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang Wednesday said the country's old industrial base should coordinate economic growth and industrial restructuring to revitalize regional development.
- China to promote wages for merit system
China's State Council, the Cabinet, announced Wednesday a plan to push forward a pay for merit pay system in health units and other public-sector organizations to stimulate workers' enthusiasm.
- CPC, gov't bodies rely on law to solve troubles
More than 8,200 bodies of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese government now regularly seek legal advice from either in-house lawyers or professionals outside the government, Justice Minister Wu Aiying said Wednesday.
- China deploys armed police for National Day run-up
China is tightening security with tens of thousands of armed policemen guarding major facilities and streets during the country's 60th founding anniversary, which falls on Oct. 1.
- Xi urges higher level of Party development
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping urged to further improve the development of the Communist Party of China (CPC) as a new term for the Party School of the CPC Central Committee began on Tuesday.
- China's economic policy to be 'consistent': VP
China's macro-economic policy would remain "consistent" and "stable" to consolidate a base for economic recovery.
Wen: China sticks to stimulative policy
- SPC trains local judges to handle emergency
China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) on Tuesday started its one-year plan to train more than 3,500 middle-level and grassroots-level judges, including on how to deal with emergencies, public voices and the media.
- Crime busters pursue officials who aid gangs
Government officials and judicial departments offering "protective umbrellas" to gangsters contributed to widespread gang-related crimes across the country, Chinese authorities said yesterday.
- Regional development plans to be unveiled
The central government will release a batch of policies to promote regional development in the near future, according to Fan Hengshan, head of the regional economy department of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the 21st Century Business Herald reported.
- 13th month salary not to draw full tax
China has dropped the practice of levying full income tax on the 13th month salary, or double pay, as it wants to ensure the tax is fair, said the State Administration of Taxation yesterday.
- Flu vaccine production in pipeline
The vaccine for the A/H1N1 flu virus produced by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Monday passed with flying colors an experts' evaluation organized by the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA), and is hopeful to obtain a production license this week.
- Nearly 5.5m illegal publications seized in 6 months
China's Ministry of Culture said 5.48 million illegal publications had been confiscated during the first six months of the year, in a nationwide crackdown ahead of National Day celebrations starting Oct. 1.
- China bans sales of illegal cyber games
China's press watchdog on Monday halted software sales of 45 unapproved overseas cyber games and 26 domestic online games containing pornography, violence and gambling.
- State Councilor stresses national unity education
State Councilor Liu Yandong has asked schools to educate students comprehensively about national unity during recent a tour to the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
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