Following are 20 figures and facts highlighted in a government work report distributed to media ahead of the annual session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) on Saturday morning.
MAJOR TARGETS & POLICIES FOR 2016
— Increase gross domestic product (GDP) by a rate between 6.5 and 7 percent;
— Keep the growth of consumer price index (CPI) at around 3 percent;
— Pursue a more proactive fiscal policy with a deficit of 2.18 trillion yuan ($335.38 billion), 560 billion yuan ($85.83 billion )more than that of last year and accounting for 3 percent of GDP;
— Add more than 10 million urban jobs with a registered urban unemployment rate at no more than 4.5 percent;
— Pursue a prudent monetary policy that is flexible and appropriate while the growth of the broad money supply (M2) being set at about 13 percent;
— Reduce energy intensity by at least 3.4 percent;
— Chemical oxygen demand and ammonia nitrogen emissions down by 2 percent, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions down by 3 percent, and the density of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in key areas down;
— Help more than 10 million rural residents lift themselves out of poverty, including over 2 million poor residents to be relocated from inhospitable areas;
— Increase central government funds for poverty alleviation by 43.4 percent;
— Increase central government budgetary investment to 500 billion yuan ($76.64 billion).
MAIN GOALS FOR NEXT FIVE YEARS
— Double the 2010 GDP and per capita personal income by 2020;
— Annual economic growth of at least 6.5 percent in next five years;
— Permanent urban residents accounting for 60 percent of China’s population;
— Registered permanent urban residents accounting for 45 percent of China’s population;
— Expansion of high-speed railways in service to 30,000 kilometers while the network linking more than 80 percent of big cities;
— Water consumption, energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP down by 23 percent, 15 percent and 18 percent respectively;
— Poverty relief of all rural residents falling below the current poverty line, and poverty alleviation in all poor counties and areas;
— 50 million new urban jobs;
— One-year increase in average life expectancy.
Story by Xinhua. Infographic by CCTV NEWS.