Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC)
Central Committee, makes an important speech at the fifth plenary
session of the 19th CPC Central Committee in Beijing, capital of China.
-- Long-range objectives were set for China to basically achieve modernization by 2035.
-- The Party underscores the central role of innovation in the modernization drive.
-- The Party stresses the need to nurture a strong domestic market.
-- China's GDP is expected to cross the 100-trillion-yuan mark in 2020.
-- "A victory is in sight" in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects.
Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Communist Party of China (CPC) has charted the
course for China's development in the next 15 years to guide the
country's march towards modernization.
of the blueprint were unveiled in a communique issued after the
conclusion of the four-day fifth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central
Committee on Thursday. The roles of innovation, real economy, a strong
domestic market, rural vitalization and green development were
underscored for China's growth.
session adopted the Party leadership's proposals for formulating the
14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) for National Economic and Social
Development and the Long-Range Objectives Through the Year 2035.
that "a victory is in sight" in building a moderately prosperous
society in all respects, the communique stresses that fully building a
modern socialist China is part of the four-pronged comprehensive
strategy for the 14th Five-Year Plan period.
Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, made an
important speech at the session. He also delivered a work report of the
Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee to the session.
work of the Political Bureau was fully acknowledged, says the
communique, adding that China has seen its economic growth beat
expectations, people's living standards ensured, and the overall
situation of society maintained stable over the past year.
made in the past five years was highlighted: China's gross domestic
product (GDP) is expected to cross the 100-trillion-yuan mark in 2020;
55.75 million rural residents were lifted out of poverty; the annual
grain output has remained above 650 million tonnes for five consecutive
years; China has built the world's largest social security system, etc.
communique says China is still in an important period of strategic
opportunity for development at present and for the foreseeable future,
but there are new developments in both opportunities and challenges.
TARGETS THROUGH 2035
The session raised a set of long-range objectives for China to basically achieve socialist modernization by 2035.
China's economic and technological strength, and composite national
strength will increase significantly. A new stride will be made in the
growth of the economy and the per capita income of urban and rural
residents. Making major breakthroughs in core technologies in key areas,
China will become a global leader in innovation;
New industrialization, IT application, urbanization, and agricultural
modernization will be basically achieved. China will finish building a
The modernization of China's system and capacity for governance will be
basically achieved. The people's rights to participate and to develop
as equals will be adequately protected. The rule of law for the country,
the government, and society will be basically in place;
China will become a strong country in culture, education, talent,
sports and health. The well-rounded development of all people and social
etiquette and civility will be significantly enhanced. China's cultural
soft power will grow much stronger;
Eco-friendly ways of work and life will be advanced to cover all areas
of society. Carbon emission will steadily decline after reaching a peak,
and there will be a fundamental improvement in the environment with the
goal of building a Beautiful China basically reached;
The opening-up will reach a new stage with substantial growth of the
country's strengths for participating in international economic
cooperation and competition;
The per capita GDP will reach the level of moderately developed
countries. The size of the middle-income group will be significantly
expanded. Equitable access to basic public services will be ensured.
Disparities in urban-rural development, in development between regions,
and in living standards will be significantly reduced;
The implementation of the Peaceful China initiative will be promoted to
a higher level. The modernization of national defense and the military
will be basically achieved;
People will lead a better life, and more notable and substantial
progress will be achieved in promoting well-rounded human development
and achieving common prosperity for everyone.
Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji and
Han Zheng attend the fifth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee
of the Communist Party of China in Beijing, capital of China.
TARGETS FOR 14TH FIVE-YEAR PLAN
session also laid down a set of guiding principles to be followed, and
major economic and social development targets for the next five years.
the 14th Five-Year Plan period, China will speed up fostering a new
development pattern where domestic and foreign markets can boost each
other, with the domestic market as the mainstay, the communique says.
will strive to make new strides in economic development during the
period. It aims to realize sustained and healthy economic development on
the basis of a marked improvement in quality and efficiency.
new steps to be taken in reform and opening up, China will further
improve its socialist market economy and basically complete the building
of a high-standard market system.
social etiquette and civility shall be further enhanced, while the core
socialist values shall be embraced by the people. The country aims to
make new progress in building an ecological civilization, boost the
well-being of people, and enhance governance capacity.
Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central
Committee presides over the fifth plenary session of the 19th CPC
Central Committee in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)
development priorities were highlighted. Placed at the top of the
priorities is upholding the central role of innovation in the
modernization drive and implementing the innovation-driven development
country must also continue to take the real economy as the focus of its
economic development, unswervingly build itself into a manufacturer of
quality and enhance its strength in cyberspace and digital technology.
must nurture a strong domestic market and establish a new development
pattern, comprehensively deepen reform in pursuit of a high-level
socialist market economy, prioritize the development of agriculture and
rural areas, fully advance rural vitalization, and push forward
coordinated regional development and a new type of urbanization, among
communique stresses that the overall leadership of the CPC must be
upheld to realize the 14th Five-Year Plan and achieve the long-range
objectives set for 2035.
also says that China is committed to maintaining lasting prosperity and
stability in Hong Kong and Macao as well as advancing the peaceful
development of cross-Strait relations and national reunification.
will hold high the banner of peace, development, cooperation, and
mutual benefit, and strive to create a favorable external environment
and promote the building of a new type of international relations and a
community with a shared future for humanity, it adds.