Notice on Further Performing Well the Work of Returning, Checking and Correcting Errors in Information in the Unified Social Credit Number for Legal Persons and Other Organizations
General Office of the National Development and Reform Commission
Document no. 836 .
To all provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the central government, the development and reform commission of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, offices of the State Commission Office for Public Sector Reform, civil affairs bureaus (offices), departments for industry and commerce, the State Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision, the Beijing, and the Jiangsu Commission for Economy and Informatization, the Jilin, and the Hainan Financial Office:
In order to carry out the spirit of the State Council Notice Approving and Transmitting the General Plan of the National Development and Reform Commission and Other Agencies on Using the Unified Social Credit Number for Legal Persons and Other Organizations (State Council Document no. 33 ), perform well the work of returning, checking and correcting errors in information in the unified social credit number for legal persons and other organizations, the following relevant matters are hereby notified to you:
Ministry of Civil Affairs Letter No. 84 (2017)
To the civil affairs departments (bureaus) of all provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities, to the civil affairs bureau of the Xinjiang Construction and Construction Corps, and to all national level social organizations:
In order to complete the State Council system on the nation-wide attribution of a National Unified Social Credit Number by the end of 2017; promote the task of integrating multiple licences; realize the nation-wide conversion of a unified social credit number (hereinafter “unified number”) for social organizations at all levels, it is hereby notified as follows:
The following article appeared on the theory column of the People’s Daily two years ago. It provides an official policy interpretation of the unified social credit number system – the 18-digits code attributed to enterprises, and social organizations. This official intepretation of an existing policy prevails on any other possible policy interpretation by Western interpreters. The reasons why official Chinese policy interpretations of any given policy document are weightier than Western policy interpretations of the same document have been amply explained in a presentation I delivered at the 2016 edition of the European China Law Studies Association Conference. The paper can be accessed free of charge here.