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Highlights: Premier Wen's government work report

(Xinhua)

08:33, March 05, 2012

BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- A report on the work of the Chinese government was distributed to the media Monday morning ahead the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC).

The report is expected to be delivered by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at the session.

Following are the highlights:

MAJOR TARGETS FOR 2012

-- GDP will grow by 7.5 percent.

-- Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase will be kept around 4 percent.

-- More than 9 million new jobs will be created in towns and cities. The registered urban unemployment rate will be kept at 4.6 percent or lower.

-- The volume of total exports and imports will increase by around 10 percent.

-- China will make further progress in industrial restructuring, innovation, energy conservation, and emissions reduction, and ensure that both urban and rural residents' real incomes increase in line with economic growth.

-- A deficit of 800 billion yuan is projected, a decrease to around 1.5 percent of GDP, consisting of 550 billion yuan in central government deficit and 250 billion yuan in local government bonds.

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