Historical Evolution

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Since founding of the nation, the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Development and Reform Commission has gone through the process of institutional name change and functional change in different periods.

In February 1950, the People's Government of Guangxi Province was established, followed by the formation of the Provincial Finance and Economic Committee and and set up a investigation office. In November of the same year, it was changed to the Planning Bureau, with the establishment of the Business and Trade, Fiscal and Financial Affairs (section), Rural Areas, Wages, Statistics and Information (section). In July 1953, the Provincial Financial and Economic Committee set up an Office, a Planning Office and a Commercial Office. The Planning Department was responsible for comprehensive, agricultural, infrastructure and commercial work.

In November 1954, the CPC Guangxi Provincial Committee approved the establishment of the Provincial People's Government Planning Committee with Offices, Personnel, Comprehensive, Agriculture, Industry, Infrastructure, Labour, Education, Business and other office.

In January 1958, the Provincial Bureau of Statistics (reserved name), the Price Bureau, the Urban Construction Bureau, the Labor Bureau, the Production, Supply and Marketing Balance Committee were incorporated into the Provincial Planning Commission, with Offices, Personnel, Comprehensive, Agricultural, Industrial, Infrastructure, Transportation, Business, Price, Long-term, Materials, Labor and other departments and Statistics Bureau.

In March 1958, the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region was established and the Provincial Planning Commission was renamed the Autonomous Region Planning Commission.

In October 1960, the Party Committee of the Autonomous Region decided to combine the Work Ministry, Planning Commission, Economic Commission, Construction Commission, Traffic Command and other departments of the Party Committee of the Autonomous Region into a Planning and Industrial Office with Offices, Cadres, Production, Infrastructure, Long-term, Short-term, Education, Materials, Transportation, Commercial Prices and other departments.

In July 1961, the Party Committee of the Autonomous Region decided to revoke the Planning and Industrial Office of the Party Committee of the Autonomous Region, and re-established the Planning Commission of the Autonomous Region, with Personnel, Comprehensive, Industrial, Commercial, Transportation, Education, Materials, Financial, Infrastructure, Construction, Planning and Design and other departments.

In August 1968, the Revolutionary Committee of the Autonomous Region was established, and the Production Command Group and other institutions were set up. The Autonomous Region Planning Commission was withdrawn. In October, the Production Command Group set up six teams including Work and Plans. In November 1969, the Working Group and the Planning Group were merged into the Working and Planning Group. In December 1970, the Working and Planning Group was cancelled and a new Planning Group was set up, with Science and Technology Department, the Materials Department and the Geological Department were set up, and the Planning Group implemented the functions of the former Autonomous Region Planning Commission.

In August 1973, the Autonomous Region Planning Commission was re-established, with Secretaries, Comprehensive, Industrial, Infrastructure, Price, Statistics, Production and Savings Offices, Foreign Aid Offices and other department.

In February 1984, the Autonomous Region Planning Commission reformed, with the Office, Division of Personnel, Division of Comprehensive, Division of Agriculture, Division of Industry, Division of Infrastructure, Division of Science and Education, Division of Finance and Trade, Division of Planning, Division of Foreign Economics, Division of Forecast and other divisions.

In July 1995, with the approval of the People's Government of the Autonomous Region, the Autonomous Region Planning Commission included the Office, Division of Personnel Education, Division of Policy and Regulation, Division of Long-term Planning, Division of Comprehensive, Division of fixed assets investment, Division of Foreign Capital Utilization (hanging the Division of Foreign Economic and Trade), Division of Key Construction, Division of Transportation, Division of Energy, Division of Industrial, Division of Rural Economic, Division of Market (hanging the Division of Fiscal and Financial Affairs), Division of Social Development (hanging the Division of Science and Technology ), The Party Committee of the Organ and other divisions.

In June 2000, it was renamed the Autonomous Region Development Planning Commission, and the Price Bureau was merged to retain its brand and seal, with Office, Comprehensive Division of National Economy, Division of Development Planning, Division of Policy and Legislative Affairs, Division of Investment, Division of Foreign Capital Utilization, Division of Transportation, Division of Energy Administration, Division of Industrial Economic Development, Division of Rural Economic Development, Division of Economic and Trade Circulation, Division of Social Development, Division of High Tech Industrial Development, Division of Key Project, Division of Price Synthesis, Division of Commodity Price Management, Division of Charge Management, Division of Personnel, The Party Committee of the Organ, Office of Retiree and other divisions. At the same time, retained the National Economy Mobilization Office of the National Defense Mobilization Committee of the Autonomous Region, and established the Office of Key Project Inspector. The Office of the Leading Group for the Development of the Western Region of the Autonomous Region has set up a independently institution in the Development Planning Committee of the Autonomous Region.

In May 2004, it was renamed the Autonomous Region Development and Reform Commission, retaining the brand and seal of the Price Bureau, with Office, Division of Development Planning, Comprehensive Division of National Economy, Division of Comprehensive Reform for Economic System, Division of Fixed Asset Investment, Division of Foreign Capital Utilization, Division of Key Project Construction, Division of Preliminary Work of the Project, Division of Regional Economic Development, Division of Rural Economic Development, Division of Industrial Economic Development (Rare Earth Office), Division of Energy Administration, Division of Transportation, Division of High Tech Industrial Development, Division of Social Development, Division of Economy&Trade Industry, Division of Price Synthesis, Division of Commodity Price Management, Division of Charge Management, Division of Legislative Affairs, Division of Personnel, The Party Committee of the Organ, Office of Retiree and other divisions. And the Office of the Leading Group for the Development of the Western Region of the Autonomous Region, the National Economy Mobilization Office of the National Defense Mobilization Committee of the Autonomous Region, the Office of Key Project Inspector of the Autonomous Region and the Autonomous Region Major Project Construction Promotion Leading Group Office.

In August 2010, according to the regulations on the reform of the relevant institutions of the People's Government of the Autonomous Region, the Autonomous Region Development and Reform Commission (including the Price Bureau) with Office (Administrative Examination and Approval Office of the Autonomous Region Development and Reform Commission), Division of Development Planning, Comprehensive Division of National Economy, Division of Comprehensive Reform for Economic System, Division of Fixed Asset Investment, Division of Foreign Capital Utilization, Division of Key Project Construction (Office of the Autonomous Region Major Project Construction Promotion Leading Group), Division of Regional Economy (Autonomous Region Promotes County Economic Science Development Leading Group Office), Division of Regional Economic Cooperacion (Office of Autonomous Region Pan-Pearl River Delta Regional Cooperation Leading Group), Division of Western Region Development (Office of Autonomous Region Western Development Leading Group), Division of Rural Economy, Division of Industrial Economy, Division of Employment and service industry, Division of Energy Administration (Office of Autonomous Region Energy), Division of Transportation (Office of Autonomous Region Civil Aviation Construction), Division of High Tech Industry, Division of Resource Conservation&Environmental Proteccion, Division of Social Development (Office of Autonomous Region Deepening the Medical and Health System Reform Work Leading Group), Division of Economy&Trade Industry, Division of Price Synthesis (Administrative Examination and Approval Office of the Autonomous Region Price Bureau), Division of Commodity Price Management, Division of Charge Management, Division of Medical Price Management, Division of Policy and Legislative Affairs, Division of Personnel, Office of National Economy Mobilization, Office of Key Project Inspector, The Party Committee of the Organ, Office of Retiree and other divisions.

In November 2012, the Editorial Board of the Autonomous Region agreed that the Energy Department of the Autonomous Region Development and Reform Commission (Office of Autonomous Region Energy) should be changed to the Energy Bureau of the Autonomous Region. Still an internal institution of the Development and Reform Commission of the Autonomous Region and is responsible for the energy management of the region.

In June 2014, according to the Notice of the People's Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Committee on Printing and Distributing Three Documents of Government Function Transformation and Institutional Reform (Guangxi [2014] No. 5), The Development and Reform Commission of the Autonomous Region shall put up the brand of Price Bureau and Energy Bureau of the Autonomous Region. The Railway Construction Office of the Autonomous Region is integrated into the Development and Reform Committee of the Autonomous Region. The leadership team of the Railway Construction Office of the Autonomous Region is temporarily equipped to maintain the status quo, and the Party Affairs, Personnel, and Administrative Logistics are managed by the Autonomous Region Development and Reform Committee; The Planning and Construction Management Office of the Pearl River-Xijiang Economic Belt (Guangxi) is located in the Development and Reform Commission of the Autonomous Region.

At present, the institution and administration directly under the management of the Autonomous Region Development and Reform Commission has Autonomous Region Engineering Consulting Center, Autonomous Regional Government Investment Project Evaluation Center, A Thorities Service Center, Autonomous Region Economic Information Center, Division of Climate Change, Economic research institute, Trainning Center, Autonomous Region Price Supervision and Inspection Branch, Autonomous Region Price Cost Survey Supervision and Inspection Branch, Autonomous Region Price Monitoring Branch and Autonomous Region Price Certification Center.