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South Gate of Zhongnanhai – Headquarters of Chinese Government
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List of Cabinet Level Agencies and Ministers
Ministry of Foreign Affairs  Yang Jiechi
Ministry of National Defense  Liang Guanglie
State Development and Reform Commission  Zhang Ping
Ministry of Education  Yuan Guiren (Since Oct. 2009)
Ministry of Science & Technology  Wan Guang
Ministry of Industry and Information Li Yizhong
Ministry of Commerce  Chen Deming
Ministry of Culture / China Culture Network  Cai Wu
Ministry of Health  Chen Zhu
National Population & Family Planning Committee  Li Bin
National Auditing Agency  Liu Jiayi
People’s Bank of China  Zhou Xiaochuan
National Nationalities Affairs Committee  Yang Jing
Ministry of Public Security  Meng Jianzhu
Ministry of National Security  Geng Huichang (Since 2007-08)
Ministry of Supervisory  Ma Wen (Since 2007-08-30)
Ministry of Civil Administration  Li Xueju
Ministry of Justice  Ms. Wu Aiying (Since 2005-07)
Ministry of Finance  Xie Xuren (Since 2007-08)
Minister of Human Resources and Social Security  Yin Weimin (Since 2007-08)
Ministry of National Land Resources  Xu Shaoshi
Ministry of Environment Protection Zhou Shengxian
Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Construction  Jiang Weixin
Ministry of Transportation  Li Shenglin
Ministry of Railway  Liu Zhijun
Ministry of Water Resources Chen Lei
Ministry of Agriculture Sun Zhengcai (DOB 1963-09)
State Administration of Foreign Exports Affairs

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China’s civil servants exam attracts 1.3 mln applicants– More than 1.3 million people have been accepted to sit China’s 2011 national service examination to select government officials after online registration closed late Sunday.They included 327,000 applicants competing for posts in central government and provincial-level organizations, said a statement on the website of the State Administration of Civil Service (SACS).

Of those, 191,000, or 58.4 percent, had at least two years experience working in “grassroots” positions, said the statement.

Another 794,000 were for vacancies at institutions of county-level or below, with 57.2 percent of them new college graduates.

Some 168,000 more applicants were awaiting for results from recruiting bodies who would decide by 6 p.m. Tuesday whether they were qualified to sit the exam.

The written test of the 2011 national civil service examination is to be held on Dec. 5 in major cities across China.

The annual nationwide test, sat by 927,000 people last year, continues to be seen as a route to a stable job and enviable benefits in China, where every year 6 million college graduates join the labor force.

The central government plans to recruit more than 16,000 public servants next year, 1,000 more than in 2010.

In a move to reform the civil service exam, the government has decided to offer more vacancies to applicants with at least two years of grassroots experience and to reserve vacancies for college graduates with experience as village officials, as well as workers and farmers.

Among this year’s qualified applicants, just 171 are workers and farmers running for reserved vacancies in customs, state taxation and railway police at county-level or below.

In its earlier statements, the SACS did not specify the exact number of reserved vacancies for workers and farmers. (2010-10-25 xinhua) Six advantages of China’s political system (source: China Daily)

China embraces government websites boom
More than 45,000 government websites have been set up in China amid growing awareness of promoting information transparency, official figures showed. Websites had become an important platform for governments at various levels to disclose information and interact with the public, said Lu Shiche, chairman of China Information Industry Association at a forum here Sunday. China initiated the government website construction campaign in1999. The Ministry of Defense is the latest ministry to open its official website. In the three months after its opening on Aug. 20,total visits hit 1.25 billion. (Dec. 6, 2009 Xinhua)

China posts annual government budget online for first time

China launches website to encourage public supervision of official appointment – Xinhua

China civil servant application website jammed for overload. Xinhua News

News: China adds government department for charity activities.
BEIJING, Sept. 11, 2008 — A new department to promote charity and social welfare was set up on Thursday under China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs. The department would deal with welfare lottery, charity activities, donations and welfare projects for the elderly, disabled and children, a ministry statement said. “We will work to boost the charity cause in China and contribute to the country’s social security system,” said Wang Zhenyao, the new department’s director. The department will draft rules on volunteers affairs and work on a nationwide volunteer network. It is also entrusted to make a regulation on running the welfare lottery and managing the welfare fund raised through the lottery. It will work out plans on how to spend the money on charity programs. (Xinhua)

Report: China state executive posts attract rising number of applicants. Xinhua