China's bureaucracy in for a 50% slash

Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang unveiled plans to slash China's central bureaucracy virtually in half. Mr. Zhao proposed that the existing 98 ministries , commissions, and agencies under the state council, or Cabinet, be cut down to 52. Approval was considered certain by the end of the week.

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