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State Council calls for more effort in revamping economy

China’s cabinet called for greater effort in revamping the economy because a recovery is not yet solid, seeking quicker progress on industrial restructuring and increasing consumption while guarding against risk and protecting people’s livelihoods.

Monday, 21 October, 2013, 10:55am

State Council announces 10 new measures to curb air pollution

The central government has taken further steps to curb air pollution, with fresh measures outlined at a cabinet meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang yesterday.

15 Jun 2013 - 3:59am 2 comments

Talking points

Suu Kyi supporters arrive in Beijing

8 May 2013 - 3:20am

Questions raised about China's big plan to modernise old industrial bases

It may come across as a good thing at first glance. Smoky chimneys and blazing boilers moved from city areas to the suburbs; steel mills, chemical plants and other polluters relocated; environmentally friendly and resource-saving technologies introduced to heavy industries; and infrastructure in city areas ramped up.

8 May 2013 - 5:20am

State Council prioritises stabilisation of economic growth

The central government has made stabilising and sustaining economic growth and basic price stability policy priorities this year, according to a statement issued yesterday after a cabinet meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.

28 Mar 2013 - 5:31am

Vice-premiers' activities may shed light on division of labour in State Council

The division of labour between the State Council's four vice-premiers and five state councillors, appointed last week, has yet to be made public, but the activities of two of the vice-premiers this week may shed light on their responsibilities.

23 Mar 2013 - 5:36am

Infographic: China's new streamlined government

China unveils a more streamlined government, dissolving some agencies and consolidating others to boost efficiency. It is the seventh reshuffle since market reforms began more than three decades ago.

12 Sep 2013 - 5:03am

Stability is the key for China's new cabinet

The nation's new cabinet was unveiled yesterday - a mix of veteran diplomats, senior politicians and technocratic newcomers with international exposure. Analysts say the line-up will maintain policy stability and strengthen China's position in the world order.

17 Mar 2013 - 9:29am 7 comments

Li Keqiang takes charge of nation facing tough decisions

Li, 57, succeeded Wen Jiabao as head of the State Council, China's cabinet, after ceremonial election by National People's Congress deputies, with 2,940 affirmative votes cast and just three objections and six abstentions.

16 Mar 2013 - 5:30am 1 comment

China's scandal-hit railways ministry to be axed in government revamp

The ministry, which survived the last cabinet overhaul in 2008 only to become mired in scandal, would have its responsibilities split between the Transport Ministry and a new China Railways Corporation, State Council secretary general Ma Kai told the National People's Congress in Beijing.

11 Mar 2013 - 8:29am