China releases plan on reforming Party and state institutions
The Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council have released a plan on reforming Party and state institutions, and issued a circular demanding the faithful implementation of the plan.
According to the plan, the central office for the work on Hong Kong and Macao will be established on the basis of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council (HKMAO), which will report directly to the party's Central Committee.
It stated the aim of reforming Party and state institutions is building a functional system of Party and state institutions that is well-developed, procedure-based and efficient.
The plan said important arrangements were made at the 20th CPC National Congress for deepening the reform of Party and state institutions, which is of far-reaching significance.
Efforts are needed to deepen institutional reform in key areas and ensure that the Party's leadership over socialist modernization becomes more refined in institutional setup, more optimized in the division of functions, more improved in institutions and mechanisms, and more efficient in operation and management, according to the plan.