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Full transcript of policy briefing of the State Council on Feb 27, 2015

[2015-02-27 21:43]

The State Council held its weekly policy briefing on Feb 27, focusing on streamlining administration, handling relations between the government and the market and the latest executive meeting.

China unveils new rules on government purchases

[2015-02-27 21:42]

China released new regulations on state purchases on Friday to improve transparency and curb corruption.

China respects Myanmar's sovereignty, territorial integrity

[2015-02-27 21:42]

China respects Myanmar's sovereignty, territorial integrity and is opposed to any acts hurting bilateral ties, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Friday.

Beware of incompetence, Xi tells officials

[2015-02-27 21:41]

Officials should bear in mind the risk of incompetence and constantly work to improve themselves, Chinese President Xi Jinping has said.

China appoints new minister of environmental protection

[2015-02-27 17:41]

China's top legislature appointed Chen Jining as Minister of Environmental Protection on Friday, replacing Zhou Shengxian.

China begins SOE inspections

[2015-02-27 21:41]

The Communist Party of China's discipline enforcement agency has begun inspections of three major state-owned enterprises (SOEs), in a new round of workstyle checks.

Inspections uncover officials with false records

[2015-02-27 07:33]

Authorities are continuing inspections of employees' personnel dossiers at government agencies and public institutions in China following widespread falsification of credentials by officials.

Watchdog to zero in on top civil servants

[2015-02-27 07:33]

China's top anti-graft agency will set up eight new permanent offices in central government entities this year to overhaul and strengthen supervision.

Ex-officials are shown confessing on Internet

[2015-02-27 07:33]

First-person examples have become a new tool for anti-graft education, as China's top disciplinary watchdog has begun publishing disgraced officials' confessions.

China imposes ivory import ban to evaluate its effects over 1 year

[2015-02-27 07:33]

China will impose a one-year ban on the importation of carved ivory items acquired after July 1, 1975.

Air force to offer pilot training in high schools

[2015-02-27 07:34]

Starting this year, the Chinese air force will recruit 1,000 high school students each year to train as pilot candidates, according to a senior officer.

Defendants allowed to don normal clothing

[2015-02-27 08:07]

Criminal defendants and appellants will not need to wear jail clothes when they appear in court, under a new judicial reform guideline.

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