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2.4.1 The State Council and its inner cabinet

A new centralized emergency management structure

The Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) (应急管理部) officially started operating on April 16. Executive Vice-Premier Han Zheng attended the inauguration ceremony and inspected the Ministry’s command center. MEM concentrates management duties related to various natural disasters, such as flood, fire, earthquake as well as industrial accidents, which were previously spread over thirteen authorities and ministries. Since the founding the National Security Committee in 2014, some Chinese experts have advocated building such a jointed mechanism to increase the efficiency of coordination and handling during a natural disaster or social crisis.

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A new ministry to boost the battle against pollution

The State Councilor Xiao Jie officially unveiled the Ministry of Ecological Environment (MEE) (生态环境部) on April 16. This new body upgrades the former Ministry of Environmental Protection through adopting tasks such as the battle against emissions reduction, sea, river and underground water pollution as well as agricultural pollution and marine conservation etc., which were previously spread out among different ministries. Through such concentration of power and resource, the government hopes that environmental regulations will be implemented more efficiently and strictly.

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A new agency for Chinese diplomacy and the Belt and Road Initiative

The State Agency for International Development Cooperation (IDCA) (国家国际发展合作署), has been officially launched on April 18. According to the restructuring of the State Council, IDCA is tasked with drafting aid policies and overall planning as well as monitoring projects. However, the implementation of projects will remain with various ministries. Both Yang Jiechi, the Office Director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission, and Wang Yi, the State Councilor and Foreign Minister, took part in the opening ceremony.

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A new ministry for 57 million former soldiers

The Ministry of Veterans Affairs (MVA) (退役军人事务部) officially opened on April 16. Vice-Premier Sun Chunlan took part in the opening ceremony. This new ministry is tasked with helping former soldiers smoothly integrate into the job market as well as ensure swift access to their pensions and retirements benefits. According to official statistics there are already 57 million retired military personnel. Furthermore, 300,000 military officials and soldiers should be cut during the ongoing military reform, as Xi Jinping announced in 2015.

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A new regulatory structure of financial markets

China Banking and insurance regulatory Committee (CBIRC) (中国银行保险监督管理委员会), which merged from the former CBRC and CIRC, started running on April 8. CBIRC is chaired by Guo Shuqing, who is appointed as Party Secretary of PBOC at the same time. This unique personal overlap signals that the protection against systematic risk of the financial sector also accounts as the highest priority for the PBoC. In addition, some former responsibilities of CBRC and CIRC regarding drafts of key regulations and prudential supervision are shifted to the PBoC, while the CBIRC is tasked with oversighting both the banking and insurance industries and ensuring their development.

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A new market regulator

The State Market Regulatory Administration (SMRA) (国家市场监督管理总局) officially runs since April 10. It reports directly to the State Councilor Wang Yong who also participated in the inauguration ceremony. The key responsibilities of SMRA include comprehensive market supervision, market entity registration, market order maintenance and quality and safety of products. Furthermore, it assimilates anti-monopoly, anti-unfair competition and price supervision functions which were previously held by NDRC, MOFCOM, SAIC and the Bureau of Anti-Monopoly Commission of the State Council. Finally, SMRA governs the restructured State Intellectual Property Office.

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A new agency to provide service for foreigners living in China

The State Immigration Administration (SIA) (国家移民管理局) formally started operating on April 2. This new body is working under the Ministry of Public Security. According to the restructuring plan of the State Council, the SIA should not only reduce the bureaucracy of immigration but also coordinate the heading of illegal immigration. Guo Shengkun, the chairman of Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission, and Zhao Kezhi, the State Councilor and Minster of Public Security, took part in the inauguration ceremony.

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A newly expanded National Audit Office

The restructured National Audit Office takes over the duties such as financial inspection of state investment projects previously carried out by the NDRC, examination of execution of central government’s annual budget and other financial expenditure previously undertaken by the Ministry of Finance, as well as financial control of leading cadres of state-owned enterprises previously executed by the SASAC. Through these changes, the National Audit Office becomes the sole auditor independent from all other government authorities. In the past years, the National Audit Office played a powerful but silent role in anti-corruption crackdown (see update 2.3.4).

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New inner cabinet

After the re-election for a second five-year term by NPC, Premier Li Keqiang nominated four Vice-Premiers and five State Councilors to form the new inner cabinet with him. The NPC confirmed this nomination on March 19. The Vice-Premiers are Han Zheng (Executive Vice-Premier), Sun Chunlan, Hu Chunhua and Liu He. The State Councilors are Wei Fenghe (Minister of Defense), Wang Yong, Wang Yi (Minister of Foreign Affairs), Xiao Jie (Secretary General of the State Council) and Zhao Kezhi (Minister of Public Security). Each of them will be will be given a new portfolio due to the upcoming restructuring of State Council.

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New composition of outer cabinet

According to the restructuring program approved by the NPC on March 17, the new outer cabinet of the State Council consists of 26 ministries (see following table). The seven new ministries emerge through integrating similar functions previously scattered among different ministries, while the three restructured ministries extend their power by taking over duties from other bodies. Furthermore, ten new agencies subordinate to the state council, ministries and commissions will be set up (see table). With such restructuring the new State Council seeks to eliminate overlapping responsibilities among government agencies and creating a more effective regulatory architecture, which focus on economic adjustment, market regulation, social management, public service and environmental protection.

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Changes of the State Council after the National People’s Congress 2018

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