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Jan.4, 2015

The State Council, China's cabinet, announced on Wednesday new regulations under the Government Procurement Law to induce transparency and promote fair competition.The regulations were reviewed and passed at an executive meeting of the State Council chaired by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. Under the new regulations, procurement information will be made public. Procurement contracts should be published through the media, while information concerning the bidding results and transactions will also be made public.Supervision and management of procurement will be improved through public scrutiny. Punishment for illegal practices, such as fraud and back-door operations, will be made more severe.

Jan. 5, 2015

A website on military weapon procurement was officially launched on Sunday. Under the General Armament Department of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), weain.mil.cn provides information on the country's weapon and armament needs, relevant policies, procurement notices, enterprise lists and technology. Private enterprises, military armament-purchasing departments and military industry groups as well as personnel can register on the website for consultation and further information.

Jan. 6, 2015

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday said protecting farmland would ensure the country's grain supply. For a country with such a large population, China has a shortage of farmland and the "red line" must be preserved, said Li. Protected farmland, also known as controlled environmental agriculture, refers to farming with intensive facilities, such as green houses and aquatic farming. Protected agriculture is necessary and supervision should be stepped up and violations on land uses should be punished, Li said.


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