Chinese premier seeks advice from political advisors on 12th five-year plan

08:07, October 21, 2010      

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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (C Front) addresses the 11th session of the Standing Committee of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 20, 2010. Jia Qinglin (3rd R Front), chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, presided over the meeting. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Wednesday said the country's 12th five-year development plan, starting in 2011, should reflect the consensus of the entire society and motivate people from all walks of life.

He also encouraged national political advisors to actively offer suggestions for the plan.

Wen made the remarks in Beijing at a meeting of the Standing Committee of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China's top advisory body.

The national political advisors convened their meeting two days after the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee ended a four-day plenary session that set the outline of the 12th five-year plan, with key objectives in economic restructuring and improving living standards nationwide among others.

In Wednesday's meeting, Wen said the State Council, or the Cabinet, would draw up the plan as outlined by the CPC Central Committee.

He also said the theme of the 12th five-year plan was "scientific development" and would require China to accelerate the transformation of its economic growth mode, which he called "a strategic task of great urgency."

The meeting was presided over by Jia Qinglin, chairman of the CPPCC National Committee.



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