Property registration to be done in five working days
Within five years, most property registration will take no more than five working days, except for inherited property, the Ministry of Natural Resources said in a recent notice.
The notice was a vital measure to facilitate residents’ applications and reduce the time consumed for property registrations. By the end of this year, registering properties in counties and cities will be completed within 15 working days, and mortgages in seven working days, the ministry said.
The notice required a “single-window” service for property registration, taxation and transactions. By the end of this year, the “single-window” service will account for more than 80 percent of procedures in provincial regions. The number of certificates will be reduced for enterprises and individuals, including repeated certifications.
Online services will be expanded. By the end of this year, at least two cities and 10 counties in each provincial region should conduct online property registrations. By the end of June next year, China’s four municipalities, provincial capitals and other deputy-provincial-level cities should conduct such online services.
Online inquiry for academic degrees simplified
The Ministry of Education recently said university students and graduates can inquire and certify their academic information from online databases, including information on their student status and degrees.
Written certificates will be given by educational authorities for academic information before 2002 and degrees before Sept 2008, and people can inquire via their employees, the ministry said.
Starting on July 1, certification fees have been canceled for higher-education studies and degree certificates. The online inquiry will simplify the process, improve services’ quality and better meet social demand in this area, the ministry said.
Campaign sees more counties lifted out of poverty
After careful reviews and assessment, 40 counties in eight provinces, Chongqing, and two autonomous regions in northeastern, central and western China have been removed from the list of national poverty-stricken counties, the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development said on Aug 17.
The counties include, Yuexi in Anhui province, Longzhou in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, and another 10 in Sichuan province, six in Jiangxi province, five in Heilongjiang province, five in Hunan province, three in Shanxi province, three in Henan province, three in Chongqing, two in Hubei province and one in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, according to the office’s figure.
Last year, 125 counties in the central and western part of the country applied to be removed from the list considering their improved economic status. In June, a 28-day on-the-spot assessment was conducted by 1,400 survey assessors, entrusted by the office, for the first 40 counties. Among them, the ratios of poverty-stricken families were below 2 percent in 25 counties in central China, and the ratios were lower than 3 percent for 15 counties in western China, meeting the criteria for the removals.