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NPC and CPPCC in Focus | Shen Guojun: Intensify efforts to stabilize enterprises and protect employment
Release Date:May 22,2020
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reference:China Business News

Editor’s note: Economic Daily and China Business News recently published and reported on the reports, Proposal by CPPCC National Committee member Shen Guojun: Intensify efforts to stabilize enterprises and protect employment, and Committee member Shen Guojun: Stabilize “employment-consumption chain and enhance support for private enterprises. The following is the full text of the news roundup.


The NPC and CPPCC is in progress. Shen Guojun, member of the CPPCC National Committee, member of the Standing Committee of 15th Central Committee of China Zhigong Party, Executive Chairman of the General Association of Zhejiang Entrepreneurs, President of the General Association of Ningbo Entrepreneurs, Founder and Chairman of Yintai Group, and Executive Chairman of The Paradise International Foundation has actively performed his duties as a CPPCC National Committee member, and has continued to offer constructive advice on economic growth and social issues.

Upon in-depth research, Committee member Shen Guojun offered constructive views on various topics such as the weaknesses related to the prevention and control of COVID-19, accelerating post-COVID-19 economic recovery, and accelerating nature reserve legislation from three separate perspectives, namely business, public safety management and environmental protection. These resulted in the Proposal for Providing Further Support for Private Enterprise Development and Consolidating the “Employment-Consumption” Chain to Promote Economic Recovery, the Proposal for Enhancing National Emergency Response Capabilities and Establishing an Emergency Rescue Unit in Due Course, and the Proposal for Accelerating Nature Reserve Legislation and Encouraging Public Participation in Nature Reserve Governance.

Intensify efforts to stabilize enterprises and protect employment

To effectively offset the impact of COVID-19 and boost economic recovery, a key measure at this time was to consolidate the “employment-consumption” chain, and to stabilize and expand household consumption.

In this regard, Shen believed that further support for private enterprise development should be provided. In addition, efforts to help SMEs such as tax reduction or exemption and providing financial support should be enhanced. Elsewhere, the government should extend the implementation period of relevant supporting measures, improve the business environment, and create strategic opportunities for SMEs as they rehabilitate. Meanwhile, cross-industry and inter-departmental collaboration should be strengthened. Enterprises that have taken the initiative not to lay off staff or eliminate duties should be granted fiscal subsidies, or tax reduction or exemption, and be encouraged to develop across multiple related industries, create employment opportunities, promote consumer demand, and bring into play the factors that will facilitate growth of the industry chain.

Enhance the building of national emergency rescue capabilities

The impact of the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 has been unprecedented. Issues such as “failure to warn”, and “concealment and omission in reporting” have had an unfavorable impact at one point in time.

Shen believed that the national emergency rescue management system should be further improved in areas such as strengthening the institutionalization of the emergency rescue system, establishing an emergency rescue unit in due course, expanding the sources of the emergency rescue fund, actively carrying out international emergency rescue exchange and cooperation, and enhancing emergency rescue public education and communication, so that the national emergency management capabilities could be enhanced, and future outbreaks of public crises and incidents scientifically prevented and addressed confidently.

Expand nature reserve legislation

Currently, issues such as the inability to register and file on record, as well as the lack of legal mechanisms related to land ownership to ensure community participation have impeded participation in nature reserve governance by the public and social organizations.

In this regard, Shen recommended that the record filing and registration system for nature reserves should be defined and public easement crystallized in the nature reserve legislation. An administrative contract should be adopted to encourage to grant nature reserve management mandates to social organizations or communities. The franchise system should be defined, and preferential support should be given to local communities and enterprises as franchise principals. The public should be encouraged to take part in nature reserve management as volunteers. A volunteer service system and a uniform nature reserve volunteer service information platform should also be set up to broadcast nature reserve volunteer service requirements so that a shared, public and transparent management system for volunteers could be established.

Since assuming the role of a CPPCC National Committee member, Shen has always kept his responsibilities in mind and earnestly performed his duties. He has submitted proposals focused on the central tasks of the Party and the government, offered advice and suggestions on national development and reform as well as social stability, and provided references for government decision-making.

At the NPC and CPPCC last year, he submitted a proposal that attracted the attention of the media and the relevant department, and a heated debate ensued. In particular, the Proposal for Intensifying Efforts to Reduce or Exempt Real Estate Tax for Business Properties was adopted by the Central Committee of China Zhigong Party and the United Front Work Department of the Central Committee of the CPC, while the Proposal for Enhancing the Conservation Easement for Natural Resources was endorsed by the Ministry of Natural Resources.

As a member of the CPPCC National Committee, Shen said that he should earnestly serve as the bridge and link between the government and the people, and the government and enterprises, convey the voice of frontline businesses, conscientiously perform the responsibilities that the Party and government assigned him, and promote innovative and sound industry growth.