BEIJING, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- China wrapped up an annual economic work conference Wednesday, vowing to seek stable and relatively fast economic growth next year amid the "extremely grim and complicated" global outlook.
The three-day Central Economic Work Conference in Beijing, with the attendance of President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao, is one of the most important economic policy-making events in China.
The following is a review of the central economic work conferences held during the previous five years.
The year of 2010
Time: Dec. 10 to 12
Basic tone: to ensure a stable and relatively fast economic development while maintaining social stability
Major tasks: to enhance and improve macro-economic regulation to maintain a steady and healthy economic growth; to boost farm produce supply through the development of modern agriculture; to accelerate the strategic transformation to make economic growth more coordinated and competitive; to improve basic public services and innovate social management mechanism; to intensify reforms to promote the shift of economic growth mode; to maintain the mutually-beneficial opening-up strategy to broaden international economic cooperation.
The year of 2009
Time: Dec. 5 to 7
Basic tone: to promote the transformation of the economic development pattern while maintaining stable and comparatively fast economic growth
Major tasks: China vows to improve macro-regulation in 2010 to ensure stable and relatively fast economic growth to advance economic structure adjustment; lift the quality and efficiency of economic growth; boost rural development momentum; deepen reform and opening up; enhance the momentum and vigor of economic growth; promote a stable increase in exports; improve people's living standards; maintain social stability.
The year of 2008
Time: Dec. 8 to 10
Basic tone: to maintain a stable and relatively fast economic growth
Major tasks: China plans to enhance and improve macro-regulation and implement proactive fiscal policy and moderately easy monetary policy in 2009. It vows to step up efforts to increase farmers' income and strengthen the developing momentum of agriculture industry and rural economy; speed up the transformation of the economic development pattern and structural adjustment; deepen the reform and opening up; maintain social stability.
The year of 2007
Time: Dec. 3 to 5
Basic tone: to prevent economy overheating and inflation
Major tasks: China pledges to improve macroeconomic policy to maintain the momentum of stable and relatively fast economic growth; enhance the development of agriculture and the rural economy; promote innovation and optimization of the industrial structure; push forward energy-saving and emission cutting; improve people's living standards.
The year of 2006
Time: Dec. 5 to 7
Basic tone: to realize a sound and fast economic growth
Major tasks: China vows to enhance and improve macro-regulation to maintain and boost momentum of economic growth; focus more on boosting rural economy and promoting the construction of a new socialist countryside; push forward the optimization of the economy's industrial structure; promote innovation and urbanization; further enhance social harmony.