China to expand coverage of electronic certificates to access government services


China has issued a guideline on expanding the coverage of electronic certificates that allow individuals and businesses to access government services, and accelerating their nationwide recognition to further digitize these services and to optimize the country’s business environment.

The directive, issued by the General Office of the State Council, called for efforts to innovate in administrative management and improve government services to promote wider application of electronic certificates to benefit the people.

By the end of 2022, a unified national electronic certificate sharing system will be essentially in place, with certificates frequently used by companies and individuals issued mainly electronically and electronic licenses widely applied in government departments, did he declare.

He also noted that online and offline services should be better integrated, with the traditional mode of services being retained to meet the needs of the elderly, people with disabilities and other groups.

China has stepped up efforts to improve government services and reduce red tape to further release market vitality and improve operation efficiency.


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