On September 20, 2012, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security issued the draft Measures for the Administration of Registration of Social Insurance. The public was allowed to submit comments on the draft until October 20, 2012. The draft measures, if implemented, will supersede the Interim Measures for Administration of Registration of Social Insurance issued in 1999. According to the draft measures, an employer shall apply to the social insurance agency with jurisdiction over its registered address to carry out a social insurance registration within 30 days of the date of its establishment. The social insurance agency shall issue a social insurance registration certificate within 15 days of receipt of the application materials if they are acceptable. In case any changes occur to the registration information, the employer shall go through an amendment registration with the social insurance agency. A de-registration shall be performed when the employer is involved in a dissolution, bankruptcy, or merger etc. Under the draft measures, an employer shall also complete the social insurance registration of its employees.
The full Chinese text of the notice is available here.