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CPC to hold plenum in Beijing October 8-11
Updated: 2005-09-30 09:42

The fifth plenary session of the 16th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will be held in Beijing from October 8 to 11.

The decision was made by the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee at a meeting held in Beijing on Thursday.

Hu Jintao, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, presided over the meeting.

During the meeting, participants also discussed suggestions on the country's 11th Five-Year Plan (2006-2010) for national economic and social development.

It was agreed at the meeting that China should maintain a stable and rapid economic growth during the 2006-2010 period, improve the quality and efficiency of the economic growth, speed up the strategic adjustment of economic structure, and avoid major ups and downs for the economy.

China should accelerate transforming its ways of economic growth in the next five years, by developing a recycling economy and constructing an energy-saving, environment-friendly society.

The nation should improve its capacity of independent innovation, which shall serve as a key foundation for China's economic structure adjustment and transformation of growth ways.

In the next five years, China should pay more attention to social fairness and democracy, and earnestly solve the problems closely related to the people's interests.

Development of economy and society, of cities and the countryside, and of different regions should be more balanced and harmonious in the 2006-2010 period.

The country's industrial sector shall give support to the development of the agricultural sector, while the better developed urban areas should do the same to the underdeveloped rural areas.

In the five years to come, China would persist in its reform toward the establishment of a socialist market economy and a more vigorous and open social system, according to the meeting.

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