Robust biz registrations indicate resilient economy
Updated: September 5, 2022 09:02 Xinhua

BEIJING —  China saw a stable increase in business registrations in the first half of the year, which indicates a resilient and vibrant economy despite multiple challenges.

The number of registered market entities totaled 161 million at the end of June, up 4.4 percent from 2021, according to the State Administration for Market Regulation.

Among all the entities, 50.39 million are businesses and 107.94 million are self-employed individuals. In the first half, the number of newly added market entities stood at 14.54 million, up 4.3 percent year-on-year.

The promising figures represented a hard-won achievement, as the macroeconomy suffered from the unexpected impact in the second quarter partly due to domestic COVID-19 flare-ups and global volatility.

Thanks to decisive, timely pro-growth measures, major economic indicators returned to growth in June and maintained the recovery trend in July, albeit with mild fluctuations. Meanwhile, new business registration growth, which softened in April, also regained momentum in May and saw a surge of 19.7 percent in June.

"If comparing social and economic development to a towering tree, then supporting market entities improves the soil underneath," said Gao Peiyong, vice-president of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

According to data, the country's 161 million registered market entities created jobs for nearly 300 million people. Market entities established after 2013 paid 4.76 trillion yuan ($689.1 billion) in taxes last year.

China has unwaveringly supported the healthy growth of businesses. At present, as the economy is in a critical stage of stabilization, helping struggling businesses is high on the agenda of policymakers.

Premier Li Keqiang highlighted the significance of market entities to the stability of the economy and employment at a teleconference with senior officials from six major economic provinces in early August.

Noting that the six provinces boast over 40 percent of China's market entities, which offer more than 40 percent of the country's job opportunities, he stressed efforts to step up support for enterprises to tide over difficulties and resume vitality.

The State Council rolled out a raft of policies at its executive meeting on Aug 24. New favorable measures include support for private businesses and the platform economy, deferment of payments of government-levied charges, and risk compensation funds for loans to small firms and the self-employed.

Moreover, this year China implemented a large-scale initiative of value-added tax credit refunds, which in volume surpassed that of the previous three years combined. Total tax refunds amounted to about 2.14 trillion yuan by mid-August.

"A tax refund of 3.93 million yuan transferred to our bank account helped us endure the most difficult days," said Zheng Jun, general manager of a medical waste disposal company in Shijiazhuang, North China's Hebei province. With the much-needed money, the company was able to smoothly complete its equipment upgrades.

The robust business registrations have also helped advance the country's high-quality development. In the first half, the growth rate of new economy market entities stood well above the average. More than half of the newly added firms were related to new technologies, new industries and new business models.

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