On 29 April, the government of Futian District, Shenzhen, called a meeting of members of a newly established advisory and review committee in support of reform. Dacheng senior partner Zhang Xiang was appointed to advise on the reform of administrative approval.
The group of 54 comprises local think-tank council members, party representatives from both the district and the municipal levels, people’s congress members and people’s political consultative conference members.
The district government has identified 23 key areas in need of reform, including the shift of government roles, social governance, people’s livelihood and industrial development. Issues were reviewed collectively first and then categorised and assigned to each specialised advisory team of two.