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China will take measures to reduce government fees and operating service char

ges in order to further reduce burdens on businesses and individuals, it was d

ecided on Wednesday at a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.

Starting from July 1, charges on real estate registrations will be cut or cancel

ed outright. The eligibility for fee reductions on patent applications will be broadened.

Charges on exit and entry travel documents such as pass

ports, registrations of some trademarks, and usage of various radio frequencies will be fur

ther reduced. Significant reductions in these charges are required, it was decided.

Ownership registration fees for properties such as parking spaces will be reduced from 550 yuan ($81.97) to 80 yua

n. And fees for extended use of trademarks will be reduced from 1,000 yuan to 500 yuan.

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