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China scraps railways ministry in streamlining drive

China has dissolved its powerful railways ministry in a raft of measures aimed at boosting government efficiency and tackling corruption.

The railways ministry, which has been criticised for fraud and wasting funds, now comes under the transport ministry.

The family planning commission, which oversees the controversial one-child policy, joins with the health ministry.

Charles Scanlon reports.

  • 10 Mar 2013
  • From the section Asia
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