Premier Zhu Rongji has warned leaders of the new Office for Reforming the Economic Structure not to intervene in state enterprises and municipal restructuring reforms. Mr Zhu recently told senior cadres of the office they should 'no longer issue orders to enterprises or meddle in enterprise reform'. Such tasks would be taken over by the State Economic and Trade Commission, he said. Sources said the premier had criticised the new office's predecessor, the State Commission for Restructuring the Economy, for having too much power to intervene in market reforms. Mr Zhu urged cadres of the new office not to give instructions to municipal units responsible for economic restructuring. Former finance minister Liu Zhongli will head the new office, which will feed a senior think-tank led by Mr Zhu. Ministers will offer their services to the think-tank on a temporary basis depending on the issues discussed. Vice-heads of the office include Zhu protege Li Jiange, vice-director of the now-defunct Special Economic Zone Office Wan Jifei and two vice-ministers of the State Commission for Restructuring the Economy, Hong Hu and Shao Bingren. The new office will have 80 employees, compared with the State Commission for Restructuring the Economy's 189 workers and the Special Economic Zone Office's 57. Most medium and junior-ranked cadres in those two units were dispirited, knowing most of them would soon be removed, an official said. However, Mr Zhu said: 'Cadres being diverted are still treasured by the country.'