The 15th Central Committee
of the Communist Party of China announced its major objectives
for the country's economic and social development during the
10th Five-Year Plan period (2001-05) at its annual session which
ended on Oct.11 in Beijing.
To maintain a relatively rapid speed for economic development,
further economic restructuring and improve economic growth,
quality and efficiency. All these will lay a solid foundation
for doubling the GDP in 2010 compared with that of 2000.
To build up a modern corporate system in State-owned enterprises
and establish a sound social security system.
To increase employment opportunities and improve the living
standard of residents in urban and rural areas, while continuing
to strengthen protection of the environment;
To speed up the development of science, technology and education
in an effort to further improve the quality of people's lives.
(China Daily 10/12/2000)