The report picked out six key areas - engineering, intelligence, logistics, pilots, communications and medical - which were particularly affected. Within those, there were 102 trades identified where the military is not deemed to have sufficient trained staff to perform operational tasks.
"We should focus more on workers' rights and interests when resolving overcapacity in steel and coal, as well as during industrial consolidation and reorganization," Wang Xiaofeng, spokesman for the All-China Federation of Trade Unions, said on Tuesday.
The government will also strengthen assessment and supervision of poverty alleviation work and take tough steps to investigate and punish anyone who misappropriates or diverts funds, commits fraud, massages the figures, or does anything else to violate regulations and laws, the draft report said.
The first salvo in this battle was the imposition of an additional 25 percent duty on steel and an additional 10 percent on aluminum imports from all countries apart from its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico, starting on March 23. The US has backed down on these tariffs in the case of some allies, but not in the case of China, because it wants to stop what it sees as China flooding the world with cheap steel.
Over this time, the trading relationship between China and the US has gone from almost non-existent (resulting from the embargo imposed on China in 1950 during the Korean War) to a close interdependence that has enabled China to industrialize and prosper while providing the US with a plethora of lower-priced products. Consumers in the US often complain that too many of the things they buy are “Made in China”, but they continue to buy them in great quantities.
The government has vowed to make solid strides in targeting poverty alleviation, formulating guidelines on a three-year initiative for winning the battle against poverty through specific measures, according to the annual work report of the State Council released on Monday.
"We have worked closely with Chinese cultural officials to assure the security of these artifacts. We also as an art museum have a very high standard for security and respect for objects on loan to the museum," said museum Director Cameron Kitchin.