China is all set to launch its own version of e-governance latest by the year 2020.
China has decided to put lots of its government services online for which it has extended its Internet plus initiative into the public sector.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang himself backed the plan,announcing in English that China plans to accelerate the governance reform through internet, a leading newspaper reported.
Chinese government plans to achieve e-governance through three main points. The first one is to draw up a list of functions to deliver online. The second one is to ensure that government portals serve as the basis for integration of government services as well as online services, with help from social investment and third-party platforms.
Lastly, the plan will converge online government service platform with local administrative centers, just like one-stop service centres governments around the world.
This announcement is also important because Premier Li positions it as an important economic reform as it will streamline many business interactions with the government. It will also address China’s anti-corruption agenda because Chinese businesses can go online without having to go through government’s red tapism.