Archive for March, 2018

Final Days of the NPC

On the morning of March 17, 18 and 19: the General Assembly will held the fifth, sixth and seventh plenary meetings respectively, with elections and decisions on the appointment of national institutions. After these plenary sessions, the constitutional oath was held respectively, representing the first time that the constitution has been sworn in at the [...]

Published by administrator on March 30th, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

China’s Largescale Institutional Reform Effort Explained

Before the reform of this round, from 1982 to 2013, the State Council had undergone seven institutional reforms. Each reform is to solve the outstanding problems faced by the government at that time. In this round of reform, the main purposes are change the functions of the government, resolutely overcome the drawbacks of institutional mechanisms, [...]

Published by administrator on March 29th, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

China’s New Combined Ministry of Agriculture Explained

According to the new institutional reform program, the new ministry of agriculture and rural areas will integrate the responsibilities of the Ministry of agriculture and integrate of the responsibilities of the national development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of finance, the Ministry of land and resources and the Ministry of water resources on the management [...]

Published by administrator on March 28th, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

China’s Proposed New National Health Commission Explained

According to the new institutional reform program, the main responsibility of the new national health commission will be: draw up the national health policy, coordinate and deepen the reform of the medical and health system, organize the formulation of the national essential drug system, and supervise and manage public health, medical services and health emergencies, [...]

Published by administrator on March 27th, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

China’s New “National Market Supervision Administration” Explained

According to the new institutional reform program, to implement the plan of forming new a national market supervision administration. At present the state general administration of quality & inspection (AQSIQ) set up 17 divisions (offices and bureaus), the State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC) has 11 departments, the State Food and Drug Administration (ASFD) [...]

Published by administrator on March 26th, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

China’s New Ministry of Natural Resources Explained

At present in China, land, minerals, water, forests, mountains, grasslands, wasteland, beaches and other natural resources are managed by different administrative agencies, such as with Ministry of Land and Resources, National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Housing and Urban and Rural Construction, Ministry of Water Resources, Ministry of Agriculture, State Forestry Bureau etc. Each [...]

Published by administrator on March 23rd, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

China’s New Administration of International Development and Cooperation Explained

According to the explanation of the institutional reform program of the State Council issued on March 13th 2018, at the first session of the 13th NPC, the main purpose of establishing the new administration of international development and cooperation is: to better serve the national overall diplomatic layout and build “Belt and Road Initiative”, strengthening [...]

Published by administrator on March 21st, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

How a China Bill Becomes a Law and Reflections on the NPC

I have worked for 30 years as a legal professional in China and have served as legal commentator on Chinese state media for 15 years. Through this time I have often been asked to comment on important Chinese legal matters, including passage of new laws, and meetings of the National People’s Congress.
One question that often [...]

Published by administrator on March 14th, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

Major Developments at China’s National People Congress

There are about 19 CEOs of Internet industry becomes the NPC deputies or CPPCC members of the two sessions of the year for example Xiaomi CEO, Lei Jun, Baidu CEO Robin L. And their proposals are mainly related to the internet and high-tech industry. For example, Lei Jun’s Proposals this year including suggestions on speeding [...]

Published by Jacob Blacklock on March 9th, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

Operating an NGO in China: Do it Right or Pay the Price

Our China lawyers were contacted this month by an American Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) which hoped to promote cultural awareness in China. The NGO had heard about China’s law on management of foreign NGOs and requested legal assistance in navigating the regulations and procedures for carrying out these activities in China.
China’s foreign NGO law was implemented [...]

Published by Bonnie Zhang on March 2nd, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »