Economy among top goals for 13th Five-Year Plan
China will continue its focus on economic development and maintain the “medium-high growth rate” of its economy, China’s top leaders said.
The country is aiming for a development pattern of “higher quality, efficiency, equality and sustainability”, said a statement issued after the meeting on Monday of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee. High on the agenda is the discussion of the 13th Five-Year Plan of National Development (2016-20).
As the last year of the 12th FiveYear Plan (2011-15) nears its final five months, the central government is devising a development policy for the 13th plan, the first under President Xi Jinping.
The Political Bureau also announced that the 18th Communist Party of China Central Committee will hold its fifth plenary session in Beijing in October.