Stepping up efforts to reform state-owned asset supervision, SASAC (State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration) issued two high-profile reform policies in a week. The agency aims to boost performance, Party leadership and coordination among all levels of agencies supervising SOEs, two to three years.
Governing with a rapidly ageing population has been added as a ‘national strategy’ for the first time.
State support for fuel cell technology will grow but not overtake that for new energy vehicles.
As tech rivalry with the US intensifies, the state is pushing industrial upgrading.
The policy framework for coal-fired power must balance the competing priorities of energy security, affordability, and minimal environmental impact.
Xi Jinping has long been keen to refocus and rejuvenate the Party-state, identifying the nation’s interest with his own experience, capabilities, and concern for the country and citizens. On China Journalist’s Day, a lengthy front-page article in People’s Daily reminds Party officials that this effort remains the main message.
The long-anticipated Fourth Plenum of the 19th Central Committee concluded, releasing a communique affirming the main tenets of Xi Jinping’s program, but no notable reforms.
The just-concluded Central Committee 4th Plenum sends a strong message. The Party now fully understands how to rule China: Xi Jinping’s 习近平 political program now delivers ‘modern governance’.
Ministry of Ag and Rural Affairs (MARA) will soon ban fishing along key stretches of the Yangtze river.