Solicits Public Suggestions for 10th Five-Year Plan
government Monday called on the country's people to offer suggestions
and opinions for formulating the 10th Five-Year Plan.
The move is aimed to encourage the public to participate in
the State's decision-making process and increase transparency
in the process, said Zeng Peiyan, minister of the State Development
Planning Commission (SDPC), at a press conference.
The major participants in implementing the plan are enterprises
and individuals under the market economy, so they have to recognize,
know about, and take part in the whole process of formulating
the plan, Zeng said.
Extensive public participation will not only help give full
play to the basic role of the market in resources distribution,
but also help promote socialist democracy, he noted.
People can voice their opinions and suggestions on such areas
as farmers' income, township enterprises, industrialization
and information, high technology, the service sector, the strategy
to develop the western areas, urbanization, eco-system and environmental
protection, sustainable development, employment, social security
system, non-public economies, and education, etc.
The SDPC has also conducted cooperative studies on certain subjects
with international organizations including the World Bank, and
achieved positive results, the official said.
To promote the activity, the SDPC will sponsor a wide range
of discussions in major Beijing-based newspapers, open a website
at www.sdpc.gov.cn., and accept letters or E-mails directly,