On 5 March 2013, the first plenum of the 12th NPC officially opened in Beijing. During the 13-day meeting, delegates from across China, and the PLA, officially confirmed the appointments of China’s state leaders and cabinet members, concluding the leadership transition that began during the 18th Party Congress in November 2012. They also ratified a streamlined government structure.
As a service to clients, Kreab Gavin Anderson published a white paper on the outcomes of this important meeting. Included are the Ministerial reorganisations and what that means for business and China’s population. As one example, the merging of Ministry of Transport with Railways may yield better overall transport planning. It also signals a move to market-driven infrastructure investments, versus state-driven decision.
You can download a copy of the research report here: Kreab Gavin Anderson – National Peoples Congress – White Paper – March 2013