Ur­ban­iza­tion plan in­cludes mul­ti­ple goals

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

China’s first ur­ban­iza­tion plan demon­strates its am­bi­tion to achieve mul­ti­ple goals through a mas­sive eco­nomic and so­cial pro­gram, an­a­lysts said.

The goals, as stated in the 30,000-char­ac­ter New-style Ur­ban­iza­tion Plan (2014-20), in­clude boost­ing do­mes­tic de­mand, ad­dress­ing ru­ral and agri­cul­tural prob­lems, fa­cil­i­tat­ing in­dus­trial up­grad­ing, pro­mot­ing re­gional de­vel­op­ment and ad­vanc­ing so­cial ben­e­fits for all.

The plan also deals with a wide spec­trum rang­ing from bet­ter city lay­outs, em­ploy­ment, re­gional de­vel­op­ment, pub­lic ser­vice sys­tems, re­duc­tions in en­ergy use and even the con­ser­va­tion of cul­tural her­itage.

“What im­pressed me is it ac­tu­ally con­cen­trates less on the eco­nomic as­pects and more on so­cial and en­vi­ron­men­tal mat­ters,” said Jonathan Woet­zel, co-chair of the Ur­ban China Ini­tia­tive and di­rec­tor of McKin­sey & Co.

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A bee­keeper (right) and a model wear pro­tec­tive cloth­ing while en­ter­tain­ing vis­i­tors dur­ing the Bei­jing Agri­cul­tural Car­ni­val in Chang­ping district. The car­ni­val also fea­tured new breeds of fruits, veg­eta­bles and plants and ad­vanced agri­cul­tural tech­nolo­gies.

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