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  • Sep 23, 2014
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Wang Yukai

Sack for the 'I believe it anyway' spokesman

A Ministry of Railways spokesman was dismissed yesterday after his explanation about the Wenzhou train crash caused an outcry.

Xinhua released a one-sentence report saying the ministry had dismissed WangYongping (pictured), without giving an explanation.

Wednesday, 17 August, 2011, 12:00am

Bureaucracy-busting initiative approved

Beijing has approved restructuring plans from all provincial and municipality governments on the mainland - with the exception of earthquake-hit Sichuan , potentially marking a new stage in the crusade to cut bureaucracy.

21 May 2009 - 12:00am

Report gives peek of reforms to trim down State Council

A state-run magazine has given a preview of much-anticipated administrative reforms designed to trim down the State Council's bulky bureaucracy and improve efficiency.

There has been intense speculation regarding possible mergers of government branches and the formation of several new super ministries.

10 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Professor warns of resistance to reform

Local officials' resistance to government cuts may hamper bureaucratic reforms, an expert has warned.

Although provincial governments would not start shedding staff until early next year, there were increasing signs officials were opposed to the move, said Professor Wang Yukai, of the State Administration College.

9 Jul 1998 - 12:00am