BEIJING, March 5, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivers a government work report during the opening meeting of the fourth session of the 12th National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 5, 2016. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)
BEIJING, March 17 (Xinhua) -- The "Report on the Work of the Government" and the 13th Five-Year Plan for the country's economic and social development were released in full via Xinhua News Agency on Thursday.
Delivered by Premier Li Keqiang at the Fourth Session of the 12th National People's Congress on March 5, 2016, and adopted on March 16, the government work report raises a series of key goals for 2016, including the official economic growth target of 6.5 to 7 percent, at least 10 million new urban jobs, and a registered urban unemployment rate within 4.5 percent.
The five-year plan outlines the policy framework, priorities and economic and social development goals for 2016-2020, including an innovation-driven development strategy and an average annual growth rate of above 6.5 percent.
The English-language full text of the government work report will be released later on Thursday.
BEIJING, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese lawmakers on Wednesday approved the country's economic and social development blueprint for the 2016-2020 period, which sets targeted average annual economic growth at above 6.5 percent in the next five years.
A total of 2,778 lawmakers, or 97.27 percent, voted in favor of the five-year plan at the closing meeting of the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC). Full story
BEIJING, March 16 (Xinhua) -- What's the easiest way to get a comprehensive picture of China's economy and society?
"The five-year plan" is one possible answer. Full story
BEIJING, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Mesmerized by China's dazzling growth in past decades, the world has found it difficult to analyze the phenomenon through existing archetypes of modern economics.
The draft of the 13th Five-Year Plan sets the direction for China from 2016 to 2020 by demanding medium-high growth, driving the world economy. The magic key to the China miracle may not, however, be an economic one, but political logic. Full story
BEIJING, March 12 (Xinhua) -- Investors are optimistic that China's new five-year blueprint will support ongoing development, but reform imperatives may need to be re-prioritized to meet the proposed growth target.
The draft outline of the Five-Year Plan, China's 13th since 1953, was unveiled on March 5. It will be finalized on March 16, when the national legislature annual session draws to a close.Full Story
BEIJING, March 10 (Xinhua) -- China's 13th Five-Year Plan concerns more than just its own domestic affairs. The world should sit up and pay attention: it will have a global impact, analysts said.
"China has been the powerhouse of the world for decades. In the next five years, ballooning domestic demand, investment and buying power will further vitalize the global economy," said Chen Fengying, world economy researcher with the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations.Full Story