China un­veils pro­pos­als for na­tion’s five-year plan

China Daily (Canada) - - SHANGHAI -

The Com­mu­nist Party of China (CPC) Cen­tral Com­mit­tee CPC is­sued the full text of pro­pos­als for a blueprint for China’s de­vel­op­ment over the next five years start­ing in 2016.

The CPC pledged to step up financial sup­port to im­pov­er­ished ar­eas in the next five years and called rid­ding the ru­ral pop­u­la­tion of poverty “the most ar­du­ous task for China’s am­bi­tion to build a mod­er­ately pros­per­ous so­ci­ety.’’ China had 70.17 mil­lion im­pov­er­ished peo­ple in ru­ral ar­eas as of the end of 2014, and the gov­ern­ment plans to lift all of them out of poverty by 2020.

The doc­u­ment also said China pledged to ce­ment achieve­ments made in the anti-cor­rup­tion cam­paign and tighten su­per­vi­sion and checks over power, in ad­di­tion to work­ing out an ef­fec­tive mech­a­nism to stem cor­rup­tion.

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