China will continue to propel its ongoing reform on torpid state-owned enterprises (SOE) this year as part of the efforts to restructure the economy, according to a recent government meeting.

The government will work to eliminate barriers to the supply-side structural reform, stimulate the morale and creativity of entrepreneurs and employees, and improve state-owned asset supervision, said a statement issued on Sunday after the conference chaired by Vice Premier Ma Kai on Friday.

The meeting also agreed to establish mechanisms that encourage innovation and allow progress through trials and errors.

Given a continued economic slowdown, China is promoting an overhaul on SOEs to revitalize the public sector of the economy, piloting mixed-ownership reform, liberalizing industries to private capital and encouraging mergers and acquisitions.

The State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission chose two SOEs to pilot reforms covering payment distribution, investment of state-owned capital, mergers and reorganization in February.

Apr. 11, 2016 on China Daily

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