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UPDATED: 08:47, January 30, 2005
China committed to following scientific concept of development: Vice Premier
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The Chinese government is committed to following a scientific concept of development and applying this concept to guide socio-economic development, Chinese Vice Premier Huang Ju said Saturday in Davos, Switzerland.

Addressing the 2005 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Huang said that in 2020 China's gross domestic product will reach 4 trillion US dollars, quadrupling that of 2000, and its per capita GDP will reach 3,000 dollars.

"The jump form 1,000 dollars to 3,000 dollars in per capita GDP will be a critical stage in China's modernization drive and an important period of profound changes in socio-economic structure," said the Chinese leader.

To address the problems in the process of development, the Chinese government has drawn up policies and measures, the most fundamental of which is to follow a scientific concept of development, he added.

Huang said that China's scientific approach to sustainable development includes the following points:

-- to adopt a human-centered development strategy and bear in mind people's fundamental interests in the course of development;

-- to take economic development as a central task and promote economic, political and cultural advancement in an all-round way to achieve comprehensive socio-economic development;

-- to balance urban-rural development, regional development, socio-economic development, harmonious development of man and nature, and domestic development and opening-up;

-- to coordinate economic development with population growth, resource availability and environment protection, and stick to a road of sustainable development consistent with the characteristics of a modern society.

Huang arrived at the Swiss ski resort on Friday. He met with Swiss President Samuel Schmid and WEF Chairman Klaus Schwab separately on Friday evening.

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