by Xinhua Writer Cheng Zhiliang
BEIJING, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- The Communist Party of China (CPC) on Wednesday issued the full text of a proposal that will play a crucial role in shaping the country's development over the next five years.
The document, the CPC Central Committee's Proposal on Formulating the Twelfth Five-year Program (2011-2015) on National Economic and Social Development, was adopted at the Fifth Session of the 17th CPC Central Committee which ended Oct. 18.
Divided into 12 parts, the proposal provides the basis for drafting the 12th five-year program. It includes accelerating transformation of economic development pattern, further expanding domestic demand and pushing forward the modernization of agriculture.
The proposal also stresses development of a modern industrial system, coordinated development of all regions, and the building of an energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly society in the coming five years.
The document lists the following as the major targets for economic and social development in the next five years:
-- to maintain stable and relatively fast economic growth;
-- to achieve major development in the strategic restructuring of economy;
-- to universally raise people's incomes at a relatively fast pace;
-- to remarkably enhance social construction;
-- to continuously deepen reform and opening-up.
"With the efforts from all the people in the country, substantial progress shall be made in transforming the economic development pattern; the country's comprehensive national power, international competitiveness and capability in shielding against risks shall be remarkably strengthened; notable progress shall be made in meeting people's living and cultural demands; the foundation for the making of a better-off society in an all-round way shall be further consolidated," the document says.
Leadership by the CPC is the fundamental guarantee for China to achieve the goals, the document says.
Acceleration of the transformation of the economic development pattern was a profound reform and should proceed throughout all sectors of economic and social development, while economic strategic restructuring should be a major task in the transformation, according to the proposal.
Reform is a powerful driving force for the transformation and should be pushed forward in all sectors with greater resolve and courage. "Great impetus will be given to economic restructuring, while vigorous yet steady efforts should be made to promote political restructuring," says the proposal.
Meanwhile, the document says China will nurture and develop seven new strategic industries with favorable policies in the next five years.
The industries are new-generation information technology, energy-saving and environment protection, new energy, biology, high-end equipment manufacturing, new materials and new-energy cars.
China is set to make the reduction of energy consumption intensity and carbon dioxide emission "binding goals" in the 2011-15 period, according to the proposal.
China will also strive to better protect workers' rights during the period.
China is still in an important period of strategic opportunities during which there is a great deal China can achieve, and it is faced with both precious historic opportunities and plenty of foreseeable and unforeseeable risks and challenges, the document says.
"We should strengthen the awareness of opportunities and potential risks," the document says.
The Twelfth Five-year Program on National Economic and Social Development, to be drafted by the State Council, is expected to be reviewed at the Fourth Session of the Eleventh National People's Congress next March.