Chinese Premier stresses scientific outlook in future development

09:24, October 29, 2010      

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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said scientific outlook on development should be implemented in all sectors of reform and opening-up and the modernization drive.

Wen made the remarks while explaining a proposal on formulating the country's development plan over the next five years.

The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee's Proposal on Formulating the Twelfth Five-year Program (2011-2015) on National Economic and Social Development was adopted at the Fifth Plenum of the 17th CPC Central Committee that ended on Oct. 18.

The proposal laid down scientific development as the theme for the 12th Five-year Plan, Wen said, noting that this was the first time a five-year plan had adopted such a theme.

"We should persevere in keeping economic development as our central task," he said. China is still a developing country and development is the key to settling all problems, the premier said.

China is and will be in an important period of strategic opportunities during which "we will be capable of pushing economic and social development, as well as comprehensive national power to a new level," he said.

The premier also urged efforts for a more people-oriented development approach and a comprehensive, balanced and sustainable development plan.



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