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Goals, missions of China’s new five-year plan

Updated: Mar 5,2016 11:58 AM     Xinhua

The draft outline of the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) on national economy and social development was presented on March 5 to the Fourth Session of the 12th National People’s Congress for review.

Following are the goals and missions set in the draft outline for the years between 2016 and 2020.


-- Keep medium-high growth to double China’s GDP and per capita income by 2020 from the 2010 level.

-- Promote innovative, coordinated, green, open, and shared development.


-- Make breakthroughs in core technologies including information communication, new energy, new materials, aviation, biological medicine and intelligent manufacturing.

-- Advance scientific research on universe evolution, material structure, origin of life, as well as brain and cognition.

-- Vigorously initiate international major science projects.

-- Ease the criteria for foreign talents’ applying for permanent residence.

-- Improve the quality and efficiency of supply and stimulate real demand to strengthen new growth momentum.

-- Foster new competitive advantages of foreign trade by exporting more high-end equipment and cutting-edge products with high added value.


-- Further implement “Made in China 2025” strategy and focus on manufacturing innovation and the integration of information and manufacturing technologies.

-- Support strategic emerging sector and improve its share in GDP to 15 percent.

-- Boost information technology, new energy vehicles, biological technology and low-carbon industries, as well as high-end equipment and materials.

-- Nurture the growth of high-tech sectors involving semiconductors, robots and intelligent systems.


-- Speed up building a new generation of information infrastructure.

-- Advance 5G telecom technology and comprehensively upgrade to IPv6.

-- Implement “Internet Plus” and promote Internet technologies to revolutionize production and organization modes.

-- Promote big data strategy to facilitate industrial upgrade and social governance innovation.

-- Push forward the establishment of a multilateral, democratic and transparent international Internet governance system.


-- Deepen energy revolution by establishing a modern energy system that is clean, low-carbon and efficient.

-- Build a coordinated and integrated energy network.


-- Accelerate urbanizing rural migrants.

-- Build world-class city clusters in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta.


-- Strengthen maritime law enforcement, safeguard maritime interests and maintain free navigation and maritime passage safety at seawaters under China’s jurisdiction.

-- Improve sea-related dialogue and cooperation mechanisms with neighboring countries and boost pragmatic maritime cooperation.


-- Keep annual energy consumption within five billion tonnes of standard coal.

-- Implement the strictest environmental protection system by gathering efforts from government, enterprises and the public to realize environmental improvement.

-- Control carbon emissions, honor climate commitments and deeply participate into global climate governance.


-- Expand international production capacity cooperation in sectors including steel, railway, telecommunications, machinery and aviation.

-- Increase service trade’s share in total foreign trade to 16 percent.

-- Relax restrictions in service sector for foreign capital, widen market access in banking and securities, encourage foreign investment to flow into advanced manufacturing, high-tech industries and energy saving.

-- Improve business environment to facilitate win-win cooperation.

-- Realize the convertibility of Chinese currency the yuan and promote its global use.

-- Enhance two-way opening up of capital market, including securities and bond markets.

-- Strive to sign high-standard bilateral investment agreements with more countries.


-- Quicken Belt and Road construction and expand win-win cooperation to form a new comprehensive opening-up landscape.

-- Strengthen cooperation with international financial institutions, push forward the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the BRICS New Development Bank, and properly operate the Silk Road Fund.

-- Build China-Mongolia-Russia, China-Central Asia-West Asia, China-Indochina Peninsula, China-Pakistan and Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar economic corridors, as well as the new Eurasian Land Bridge.


-- Safeguard the role of the World Trade Organization and push forward multilateral trade negotiations.

-- Vigorously set up free trade areas with countries along the routes of the Belt and Road.

-- Step up talks with the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and Gulf Cooperation Council and on the free trade area of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea.

-- Push forward the establishment of free trade agreements with Israel, Canada, the Eurasian Economic Union and the European Union, as well as an Asia-Pacific free trade area.

-- Continue to propel investment agreement talks with the United States and Europe.

-- Actively participate in the making of international rules on the Internet, deep sea, polar region and space and of international standards.


-- Increase assistance to developing countries in education, medicine, disaster relief, animal protection and poverty alleviation.

-- Safeguard international public security and oppose any forms of terrorism.


-- Lift 50 million people out of poverty and build a moderately prosperous society in all aspects.

-- Fully implement the two-child policy, with the total population reaching 1.42 billion.


-- Formulate and implement national security policies in politics, territory, economy, society, resources and the Internet.

-- Reinforce anti-terrorism forces and increase international cooperation.

-- Advance national defense and military modernization.