It is Miao Wei, Minister of Industry and Information Technology, who has received the most interviews in the ministerial corridor so far. At noon on March 5, Zhu Hengshun, the host of the second ministerial corridor of the National Peoples Congress and the National Peoples Congress, introduced the seedling pool that was stepping onto the red carpet.
Miao Wei listened with a smile, went to the microphone and began to accept questions from reporters.
On the 5th ministerial passage, Miao Wei answered three questions and revealed a secret during the period.
The picture shows Miao Wei in an interview with photographer/Peng Ziyang
Here Im going to tell you a little secret. In the past, there was no agreement on whether to reduce the VAT tax rate in manufacturing industry by one point or by two points. Some comrades believe that a reduction of one point is necessary because too much reduction will have a great impact on the growth of fiscal revenue, while others believe that more reduction should be made. He said in response to the question of how to promote the high-quality development of manufacturing industry.
But much to my surprise, it was neither a point nor two at the end. Today, the Prime Minister announced that the value-added tax rate for manufacturing industry should be reduced by three points to 13% from 16% last year. He said.
Like this plain vernacular, Miao Wei spoke a lot in his speech.
Now there is a very interesting phenomenon. In the past few years, the use of mobile phones has replaced the use of fixed phones. Now many users no longer use the form of WIFI to surf the Internet, directly using their mobile phone number. This is not necessarily more expensive than the fixed WIFI fee at home. This is a trend. We also need to achieve all mobile phone users to transfer their numbers freely before the end of the year. You are not satisfied with one company, and choose another one to serve you with your number. In response to questions related to speed-up and fee-reduction, Miaowei said.
The so-called ministers passage is the passage from the North Gate of the Great Hall of the People to the conference hall. This 100-meter passage is the only way for ministers and the main battlefield for journalists to encircle ministers. In 2013, the National Committee of the CPPCC and CPPCC set up a ministerial publishing platform, where ministers took the initiative to interview and release news.
Reporters of the Beijing News noted that, as the minister who received the most interviews in the ministerial corridor, Miao Wei frankly received all kinds of tricky questions from media reporters. Among them, Speed up and Fee Reduction is the focus of his questions.
Minister, do you use 4G? How was the experience? On the ministerial passage of the National Congress of the CPPCC and CPPCC in 2014, Miao Wei met with questions concerning private life.
My mobile card is still 3G, but I often experience 4G. I think the main feeling of 4G is that I can surf the Internet quickly and watch videos and pictures smoothly. He did not shy away and answered his user experience.
Do you think 4G is expensive then? Reporters on the spot questioned again.
Miao Wei said that at present, the price of 4G is really high. To urge telecom operators to consider the expectations of the public, it is ultimately necessary to encourage competition and let operators reduce the price of 4G. Please bear with me. It wont be long. I believe that the fee will drop soon, but its hard to say how much it will fall.
In 2015, Miao Wei again responded to the Speed-up and Fee-Reduction on the Ministerial Passage and said, Not long ago, we just issued two 4G licenses to two companies. With the issuance of these two licenses, the dominant competition pattern of one company will be changed, and the change towards the more balanced competition pattern of these three companies will ultimately benefit users, including lower tariffs and faster bandwidth access.
The Xu Yuyu Incident in 2016 has attracted widespread attention to telecommunication fraud. In 2017, on the ministerial channel of the CPPCC and CPPCC, Miao Wei admitted that network telecommunications fraud is rampant now.
After the Xu Yuyu Incident last year, the relevant departments established a coordination mechanism and intensified the crackdown. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology mainly cracked down on network telecommunications fraud from the telecommunications sector. He said.
On last years ministerial corridor, Miao Wei made a promise in an interview: By the end of 2018, mobile network traffic charges will be more than 30% lower than last years (2017).
On the 5th ministerial channel, he took the initiative to sum up last years promises: I will publish the results. By the end of last year, the proportion of 100-mega optical fiber households accounted for more than 70% of the total household proportion, and now it has basically popularized 100-mega optical fiber households. Second, wireless broadband users, by the end of February this year, there are 1.56 billion mobile phone customers, which greatly exceeds the number of our population. If the elderly, infants and young people do not use mobile phones, many people now have one person and two mobile phones. In terms of fee reduction, we have achieved good results in reducing the communication fee of mobile traffic and canceling roaming fee for several years in succession.
According to his public resume, Miao Yuan was born in 1955. He worked in the former Ministry of Machinery Industry in his early years, and later became General Manager of Dongfeng Automobile and Secretary of the Party Committee. From 2005 to 2008, he was transferred to the local government and served as the Standing Committee of Hubei Provincial Committee and Secretary of Wuhan Municipal Committee.
In March 2008, he was transferred to vice-minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and Vice-Secretary of the Party Leadership Group. At the end of 2010, he has been the minister and Secretary of the Party Leadership Group.