State Council Discusses Draft Five-Year Plan

The State Council held its sixth plenary session Thursday to discuss the draft outline of China's 10th Five-Year Plan (2001-05) and a report on it, which will be tabled at the fourth session of the Ninth National People's Congress (NPC), the highest legislature, for deliberations.

Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji said at the meeting that the draft has taken development as the theme, economic restructuring as the main guideline, reform and technological advances as driving forces, and improvement of the people's living standards as the starting point.

He said the government will listen to opinions and suggestions from all sections of society before the report on the draft outline is submitted to the NPC.

The premier emphasized that to do a good job in the economic front this year, efforts should be continued to adhere to the principle of increasing domestic demand, promote agricultural growth, increase farmers' income, consolidate the achievement in the reform of state-owned enterprises, step up the building of a social security system, further improve the people's living standards, and make good preparations for China's entry into the World Trade Organization.

Other major work includes keeping a good market order, properly handling the relationship between reform, development and social stability, promoting development in science and education and maintaining sound public security, so as to keep the momentum in economic and social development, he said.

(People's Daily 01/19/2001)

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