China's Communist Party Chief Xi Jinping pauses as China's National People's Congress Chairman Wu Bangguo delivers a work report during a plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing March 8, 2013. RE
China unveils government restructuring plans
Posted : Saturday, 09 March 2013 07:31PM
BEIJING (Reuters) - China unveiled details of a government restructuring plan on Sunday, which will see the number of cabinet-level entities reduced by two, including the dissolving of the powerful Railways Ministry.
The government will also merge the Family Planning Commission with the Health Ministry, and strengthen the powers of the food and drug regulators, it said in a statement released during the on-going annual meeting of parliament.
(Reporting by Michael Martina and Shen Yan; writing by Ben Blanchard, editing by Jonathan Standing)
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