Daxing makes greater efforts to better business environment

Updated: 2019-03-02

Beijing's Daxing district recently announced that it will further streamline its administrative approval procedures or delegate certain powers to lower levels of government.

It rolled out a raft of measures to carry out the upgraded version of the city's “9+N” policy, or the “9+N 2.0” policy.

The “9+N” policy refers to a massive package of favorable policies relating to issues such as company registration, taxation, financial credit, infrastructure and cross-border trade.

They were released by the municipal government to improve the city's business environment last year and its upgraded version was unveiled early this year.

To set up a business, applicants used to have to visit different government departments and fill out multiple forms. However, the district has established a special service window to deal with all the application materials for various registration processes, so that all the information an applicant has uploaded onto the government's database can be shared among various departments.

The district has been improving the services of its administrative center. Efforts were made to upgrade its online services to new start-ups.

The improved procedures include filing applications, submitting required documents, checking the progress of the application and generating electronic business licenses.

Those applicants who need physical licenses and seals can have their documents printed at a designated area in the center or receive the certificates and other documents after paying for postal delivery services through Wechat pay or Alipay.

Thanks to the online service platform, the general requirements for founding a new company, such as a business license, corporate seals and invoices and information regarding employment can be completed within three days, a center staff member said.

According to statistics, by the end of last year, the district’s online administrative center made available 1,281 services.

The government-operated social media App has opened service channels for individuals and enterprises and connected to 20 governmental organs, such as the district's housing and construction commission, tourism commission, quality supervision bureau, environmental protection watchdog, civil affairs bureau and judicial bureau.

The local government has offered training to its on-the-ground staff, helping them to understand the rules and improve service levels.

In addition, the district also launched branches in the sub-districts and towns to offer convenience to residents in different neighborhoods, especially special groups such as the elderly, the widowed, the disabled and "Shidu" families, or aging parents who have lost their only child.