China's Cabinet Divides Government Tasks for 2014

China's cabinet, the State Council, on Wednesday convened a meeting to delegate major tasks for this year within its own system.

The meeting, presided over by Premier Li Keqiang, listed 15 areas and 55 key tasks of general government work and delegated them to various departments and institutions of the State Council.

The general work list was outlined by a government work report adopted at the annual parliamentary session last week, which is a promise made by the central government to the people, according to a statement released after the meeting.

All departments and institutions must follow orders and regard the implementation of tasks listed in the report as their major duties, the statement said.

They should promote reform and improve people's well-being and complete this year's target of economic and social development to "live up to the people," it said.

To achieve the goal, the meeting stressed deepening economic restructuring and promoting reforms in key sectors, continuous cuts of administrative approvals and development of the mixed-ownership economy.

It also called for keeping China's economic growth within a "reasonable range" and effectively preventing and eliminating possible risks.

According to the statement, measures should be in place as soon as possible to expand the domestic market and stabilize growth, as well as increase employment and control the price of commodities.

The nation should also continue to improve people's livelihood by increasing incomes, expanding medical insurance as well as intensifying pollution control and improving ecological conservation.

The State Council also assigned responsibilities to heads of various authorities at the meeting and promised to reinforce supervision and publicize their work for public oversight.


Source: Xinhua