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China to deepen reform to boost innovation and entrepreneurship

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-07-16 10:47

BEIJING - China will remove more vocational qualification and certification requirements to support creation of new businesses and bring forth new ideas.

A total of 62 vocational qualifications, including web advertising brokers and port cargo handling workers, will be abolished, according to a statement released after an executive meeting of the State Council presided over by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday.

The qualifications used to be required as a threshold to for people to enter the profession.

"China has been strengthening innovation and entrepreneurship," the statement said, "and will continue reform to remove unreasonable constraints for market entities, to let the market play the key role in allocating resources."

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