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China cancels qualification requirements for 62 professions

Updated: Jul 23,2015 5:35 PM

The State Council announced on July 23 its decision to cancel the requirement for special qualifications concerning workers in 62 professions, including artificial limb makers, and also its aim to cancel requirements for evaluations of online commercial agents and medical representatives.

The decision to cancel such qualifications and evaluation is an important part of the government’s effort to abolish certain administrative approval items and improve its service to the public, the State Council said in a statement.

It also said that the country should further cancel professional qualifications or requirements in order to create a more favorable environment for professional talent and encourage innovation and mass entrepreneurship.

Qualifications for entering a profession, required by departments under the State Council — but without any legal basis — should be canceled. And the evaluation of professionals that the State Council’s departments, national associations or institutes set up independently should also be canceled.

The central and local authorities should speed up the compilation of a national list of professions that require qualifications or evaluations, and any requirements not on the list will be unacceptable, the State Council said.