China to clear outdated regulations on military-civilian integration
 ( 2018.02.22 )

BEIJING, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- Chinese central authorities have launched a campaign to clear up outdated regulations to safeguard the integration of military and civilian development, according to a circular provided to Xinhua Thursday.

The campaign will examine the regulations in this field adopted in the last 40 years, said the circular jointly issued by the general offices of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, the State Council and the Central Military Commission.

It aims to identify the documents that create barriers to the two-way flow of technology, human resources, capital and information between the military and civilian sectors, as well as those that fail to give private enterprises equal treatment in market access and intellectual property protection, said the circular.

The outdated regulations and requirements will be revoked or modified.

Authorities in charge of the review were asked to fully consult other agencies, companies, industry associations and experts in the process.

It also called for a long-term mechanism and routine inspections to keep the remaining regulations up to date.