Following are the main targets for China's economic and social development in 2006, revealed in the report on the work of the government delivered by Premier Wen Jiabao Sunday at the annual session of China's national legislature:
-- GDP should grow about 8 percent, and energy consumption per unit of GDP should fall by about 4 percent.
-- The rise in consumer prices should be kept under 3 percent.
-- Urban employment should increase by 9 million persons, and the urban registered unemployment rate should be kept under 4.6 percent.
-- The equilibrium in the balance of payments should stay basically balanced.
-- The government plans to issue 60 billion yuan worth of long- term treasury bonds, 20 billion yuan less than last year, while increasing regular construction investment from the central government budget by 10 billion yuan.
-- The deficit in the central government budget is projected to be 295 billion yuan, 5 billion yuan less than last year.