China's market regulator to step up support to self-employed businesses
China will beef up support to self-employed businesses, which make up two thirds of the country's market players and create a large number of job opportunities, according to the country's market regulator.
There are now 169 million market entities in China, of which 114 million have been registered as self-employed businesses, data from the State Administration for Market Regulation shows.
The self-employed businesses have created almost 300 million jobs nationwide, the data shows.
The administration said it will seek to boost the development of self-employed businesses and offer technical support to raise quality, taking a range of different measures according to the characteristics, scale and revenue levels of those businesses.
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