NPC, CPPCC Annual
BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen
Jiabao is to deliver a report on the work of his cabinet at the opening meeting
of the annual full session of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top
legislature, scheduled to start in the Great Hall of the People at 9 a.m.
Following are the highlights of Wen's 44-page Report on the Work of the Government, a set of plans and polices of the Chinese government to cope with the tough economic situation and stimulate the Chinese economy. The text of the report was distributed to the media prior to the opening of the NPC session:
Graphics shows major targets for 2009 of China according to government work report of China on March 5, 2009.(Xinhua/Ma Yan)
MAJOR TARGETS for 2009
-- GDP will grow by about 8 percent;
-- Economic structure will further improve;
-- Urban employment will increase by more than 9
-- Urban registered unemployment rate will be held
under 4.6 percent;
-- Urban and rural incomes will grow steadily;
-- Rise in the CPI will be around 4 percent;
-- Balance of payments will continue to improve.
-- The central government deficit is set at 750
billion yuan, 570 billion yuan more than last year. The total deficit will
become 950 billion yuan as local governments plan to issue 200 billion yuan
worth of government bonds, accounting for less than 3percent of the GDP.
REAL ESTATE SECTOR
-- Even more vigorous and effective policies and
measures will be adopted to stabilize market confidence and expectations, keep
real estate investment stable, and promote steady and orderly development of the
real estate industry.
POST QUAKE RECONSTRUCTION
-- The central government will allocate 130 billion
yuan to accelerate recovery and reconstruction of areas hit by the Wenchuan
AGRICULTURE, RURAL AREAS &
-- Central government allocations for agriculture,
rural areas and farmers will total 716.1 billion yuan, a year-on-year increaseof
120.6 billion yuan.
-- The government will conscientiously implement
plans for adjusting and invigorating key industries such as the automobile,
steel, shipbuilding, petrochemical, textile, nonferrous metals, equipment
manufacturing, information technology, modern logistics, and light industries.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGICAL
-- The central government will allocate 146.1 billion
yuan to the science and technology sector, up 25.6 percent from last year.
-- The government will implement strict market access
rules and product traceability and recall systems so that the people buy food
and drugs with confidence and consume them with satisfaction.
SOCIAL SAFETY NET
-- The central government plans to spend 293 billion
yuan on the social safety net, up 17.6 percent or 43.9 billion yuan over the
estimated figure for last year. Local governments will also increase funding in
-- The government will implement a more proactive
employment policy, and the central government will allocate 42 billion yuan for
-- The government will formulate the Outline of the
National Medium- and Long-Term Program for Education Reform and Development to
make comprehensive arrangements for education reform and development in China
HEALTH CARE REFORM
-- Governments at all levels will allocate an
additional 850 billion yuan in the next three years, including 331.8 billion
yuan from the central government, to ensure smooth progress in the reform of the
medical and health care system.
-- The government will improve defense-related
research, the weapons and equipment production system, the military personnel
training system, and the army's logistics support system that integrate civilian
with military purposes and combine military efforts with civilian support.
-- The mainland will remain committed to the goal of
peaceful development of cross-Straits relations, and work actively to builda
framework for and strive to achieve new progress in the peaceful development of
-- The mainland will continue to comprehensively
strengthen cross-Straits economic cooperation to jointly respond to the global
-- The mainland will accelerate normalization of
cross-Straits economic relations and facilitate the signing of a comprehensive
agreement on economic cooperation, and gradually establish economic cooperation
mechanisms tailored to both sides of the Straits.
-- The mainland will work on the basis of the
one-China principle to enhance mutual political trust between the two sides.