BEIJING, Aug. 27 -- The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Tuesday vowed to transform local government and push forward institutional reform.
The 25-member political bureau met on Tuesday, chaired by Xi Jinping, Chinese President and general secretary of the CPC Central Committee.
Local government functions are to be transformed and streamlined to establish an administrative system with Chinese characteristics and dovetail with the central government's efforts in this regard, according to a statement issued after the meeting.
The core of the proposed reform is to transform government functions,with the emphasis on further reforming the administrative approval system with the view of continuing to streamline government and delegate power to the lower levels. The institutional reform should focus on prominent issues concerning people's livelihood.
Violations in government staffing should be resolutely investigated and punished.
Effective measures should be taken to ensure various requirements on transforming and streamlining the local government are well implemented so as to let the people feel the actual effect of change brought by the reform, according to the meeting.