The State Secrets Protection Bureau, under the direct authority of the State Council, is the main authority on state secrets under the current legislation. It is in charge of a number of tasks relating to the protection of state secrets, including issuing or co-issuing state secrets regulations, making classification determinations and verifying the status of documents if conflicts or questions over their classification occur. The local departments of the State Secrets Bureau are also responsible for a variety of basic safety measures, including the inspection of administrative work units, monitoring of network security and handling the transfer of classified information between governmental agencies, including all court documents.
The Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MLSS) is responsible for drafting laws, regulations, standards, policies and programs for labor and social security; promoting urban and rural employment; managing the labor market; improving the employment service system; planning for the employment of laid-off workers and rural surplus labor; and a myriad of other duties. The MLSS currently plays a key role in the formation of national social insurance and social security policies.
The All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) is the only workers’ federation allowed to operate in China. The ACFTU claims to be a voluntary “mass organization” of the working class, representing 135 million workers in 31 provincial, autonomous regional and municipal federations, and 10 national industrial trade unions. Any union established in China must be registered under the ACFTU.