China’s Government Restructuring Plan Submitted for Approval

On March 13, an institutional restructuring plan of the State Council was submitted to the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) for deliberation. Under the draft restructuring plan, the number of ministerial-level entities will be reduced by eight and that of vice-ministerial-level entities by seven. In addition to its General Office, the restructured State Council will consist of 26 ministries and commissions.