China's Central Economic Work Conference from 2004-2008

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China's Central Economic Work Conference, running from Saturday to Monday, agreed that the government would promote the transformation of economic development pattern next year while maintaining a stable and relatively fast economic growth.

The conference, held once a year to set the tone for next year's economic development, is viewed as one of the most important economic events in the country.

Following are the time, basic tone and major tasks of central economic work conference held during the past five years.

The year of 2008

Time: December 8-10

Basic tone: to maintain a stable and relatively fast economic growth

Major tasks: The government plans to enhance and improve macro-regulation, and implement proactive fiscal policy and moderately easy monetary policy in 2009. It vows to step up efforts to increase farmers' income and strengthen the developing momentum of agriculture industry and rural economy. The government will also focus more on speeding up transformation of economic development pattern and structural adjustment, deepening reform and opening up and maintaining social stability.

The year of 2007

Time: December 3-5

Basic tone: to prevent economy overheating and inflation

Major tasks: The government pledges to improve macroeconomic policy to maintain the momentum of stable and relatively fast economic growth, to enhance the development vigor of agriculture industry and rural economy, to promote innovation and optimize industrial structure, to push forward energy-saving and emission cutting, and to improve people's living standards.

The year of 2006

Time: December 5-7

Basic tone: to realize a sound and fast economic growth

Major tasks: The government vows to enhance and improve macro-regulation to maintain and boost momentum of economic growth. It will focus more on boosting rural economy and promoting the building of a new socialist countryside. Other issues on the government's 2007 economic work agenda also included pushing forward optimization of industrial structure, promoting innovation and urbanization and further enhancing social harmony.

The year of 2005

Time: November 29- December 1

Basic tone: to maintain the continuity and stability of macroeconomic policy, improve the quality and efficiency of economic growth in an effort to realize fast and healthy development

Major tasks: The government will step up efforts to maintain the momentum of fast economic growth; promote the development of sectors concerning agriculture, farmers and rural areas; promote innovation and adjustment of industrial structure to build a energy-efficient and environmental-friendly society; promote the coordinated development of regional economy; open wider to the outside world; solve problems concerning people's rights and interests and promote the building of a harmonious society.

The year of 2004

Time: December 3-5

Basic tone: to enhance and improve macro-regulation, promote reform and opening up, push forward economic structure adjustment and transformation of economic growth pattern and realize all-round, balanced and sustainable economic and social development.

Major tasks: The government plans to further enhance and improve macro-regulation to ensure a stable and comparatively fast economic growth; push forward structural adjustment and transformation of economic growth pattern; boost economic system reform to ensure the all-round, balanced and sustainable development; coordinate domestic development and opening up and improve the international competitiveness; establish a harmonious society.

Source: Xinhua
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