What does the “Thirteenth Five-Year Plan” mean to China and Pak­istan?

The Diplomatic Insight - - Special Supplement on China Pakistan Economic Corr -

Not long ago, Chi­nese Am­bas­sador Sun Wei­dong asked a ques­tion to the re­porters from Pak­istan ma­jor Me­dia in a Con­fer­ence on “Pak-China eco­nomic cor­ri­dor” in Is­lam­abad:” events hap­pened in China re­cently?” It re­grets very much that no one can give any piece of the events which Am­bas­sador Sun pointed out. I think this means di­rectly that Pak me­dia peo­ple couldn’t grasp the sit­u­a­tion of China’s de­vel­op­ment. Even the me­dia peo­ple like this, not to men­tion the com­mon peo­ple. In fact, what the most Am­bas­sador Sun would like to men­tion is “The Thirteenth Five- Year Plan”on Na­tional Eco­nomic and So­cial De­vel­op­ment which has passed at the Fifth Ses­sion of the 18th CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee ended Oct 29 2015, be­cause it has im­por­tant rel­e­vance with Pak­istan. Just look at the name of this plan, it has sur­prised many peo­ple: a cen­tral govern­ment’s de­vel­op­ment plan can be con­tin­u­ously car­ried out for 60 years, al­ready on the way of im­ple­men­ta­tion. What does it mean? Frankly say that is one of the se­cret of suc­cess of China’s eco­nomic and so­cial de­vel­op­ment. It’s very clear that the suc­cess­ful Plan has made China from a poor and weak de­vel­op­ing one into a pre­lim­i­nary mod­ern­iza­tion coun­try, cur­rently the world’s se­cond largest econ­omy. We can as­sert that the ad­van­tages of China’s political and pol­icy con­ti­nu­ity could not be eas­ily matched by other coun­tries. “The Thirteenth Five-Year Plan” is from the year of 2016 to 2020. It is very im­por­tant, not only for China, but also for Pak­istan. What does the “Thirteenth Five-Year Plan” mean to China and Pak­istan?

For China, the Thirteenth Five-Year Plan is de­ci­sive pe­riod of build­ing a mod­er­ately pros­per­ous so­ci­ety in all aspects. Upon com­ple­tion of this plan by the year of 2020, China will “two hun­dred years” goal. “Xiao Kang” (mod­er­ately pros­per­ous or com­pre­hen­sive well-off) so­ci­ety named by Chi­nese peo­ple will be re­al­ized. Its mea­sur­able stan­dards are fol­low­ing: econ­omy main­tain­ing in high growth (GDP growth at least 6.5%), keep­ing the bal­anced, in­clu­sive and sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment of China, to dou­ble its 2010 GDP and the per capita in­come of ur­ban and ru­ral res­i­dents by the year of 2020 and peo­ple’s liv­ing stan­dards and qual­ity is gen­er­ally im­prov­ing. achieve the na­tional goal of build­ing a mod­er­ately pros­per­ous so­ci­ety and the process, China will com­ply with the fol­low­ing prin­ci­ple: ad­her­ence to the dom­i­nant po­si­tion of the peo­ple, deep­en­ing re­form, ad­her­ence to the rule of law, ad­her­ence to co-or­di­na­tion do­mes­tic and for­eign sit­u­a­tions, ad­her­ence to the Party’s lead­er­ship . and earnestly im­ple­ment the in­no­va­tion, co­or­di­na­tion, green, open, shared de­vel­op­ment phi­los­o­phy. Un­der the guid­ance of this prin­ci­ple, China’s “one belt one road” was writ­ten into the “Thir­teen Five-Year Plan” in the part of cre­ation of open­ing up and the de­vel­op­ment of a new pat­tern of for­eign sit­u­a­tion. China’s “Thirteenth Five-Year Plan” which is con­tained of “one belt one road” as­serts the re­quire­ment of en­hanc­ing the in­ter­ac­tiv­i­ties with the coun­tries along. In the com­ing pe­riod, cap­i­tals and en­ter­prises of China will en­ter into a de­vel­op­ment stage of both “bring­ing in” and “go­ing out”. China’s new for­eign di­rect in­vest­ment will reach to $ 1.5 tril­lion in the next 10 years, many of which will be achieved through the in­vest­ments in the projects of “one belt one road”. So, what does the “Thirteenth FiveYear Plan” mean for Pak­istan? The sim­plest sen­tence is a good op­por­tu­nity for de­vel­op­ment. As an im­por­tant part of “one belt one road”, “Pak­istanChina Eco­nomic Cor­ri­dor”(CPEC) is the com­mon con­sen­sus be­tween the two gov­ern­ments and lead­ers and gets strongly wel­come and sup­port from all sec­tors of the peo­ple of two coun­tries. con­sis­tently. It’s very clear that CPEC will be di­rectly re­lated, not only to the progress and im­ple­men­ta­tion of China’s “open­ing up” and “one belt one road”, but also to the process of eco­nomic and so­cial de­vel­op­ment of Pak­istan. that China and Pak­istan are shared the same des­tiny. This grand pro­ject on the ba­sis of “Win Win” prin­ci­ple pro­vides Pak­istan a brand new op­por­tu­nity to pro­mote eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment and so­cial progress, but also make the de­vel­op­ment of Pak­istan-China friend­ship to a higher stage. I am sure China will work closely with Pak­istan for­ward “Pak­istan Eco­nomic Cor­ri­dor” con­struc­tion step by step, and the Pak­istani side should also earnestly seize this rare op­por­tu­nity for de­vel­op­ment, should take the na­tional de­vel­op­ment of Pak­istan as a key point, putting aside their dif­fer­ences, com­plet­ing of the CPEC pro­ject ear­lier, to cre­ate a new mil­len­nium of eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment and so­cial progress in Pak­istan. Long live the friend­ship be­tween China and Pak­istan. The writer is Chief of Is­lam­abad Bureau, China Guangming Daily.

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