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As You Wish, 5th Plenum Gives Chinese People Ten Gigantic Gift Packs!

By Zhu Xi (People's Daily Online)    02:45, October 30, 2015

The Fifth Plenary Session of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee is held in Beijing, capital of China, from Oct. 26 to 29, 2015

The Fifth Plenary Session of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee is held in Beijing, capital of China, from Oct. 26 to 29, 2015.

People's Daily will walk you through the ten hightlights of the 5th Plenum, each being a gigantic gift package for the Chinese people.

1. Population: Two children are allowed for all couples

‪China‬ will allow all couples to have two children, abandoning its decades-long one-child policy. The change of policy is intended to balance population development and address the challenge of an ageing population.

2. Economic: Medium-high economic growth is targeted in next five years

File Photo

‪China‬ is aiming to double its 2010 GDP and per-capita income of residents both in cities and rural areas by 2020, in order to ensure more balanced, inclusive and sustainable economic development.

3. Poverty Alleviation: China to improve life standards of rural and impoverished people

‪‎China‬ will support the development of poverty-stricken counties and cities to alleviate the regional poverty. Also, the government will improve services to care for women, children and the elderly in rural areas.

File Photo: People in Daliangshan Mountain in Southwest China, one of the most impoverished regions in China

4. Education: China will popularize high school education and exempt tuition fees in secondary vocational schools

‪China‬ will promote high school education in addition to the nine-year compulsory education. Also the government will fully subsidize students with economic difficulties in secondary vocational schools.

File Photo: Students celebrate the exemption of tuition fees

5. Medical Care: Old-age insurance is to cover full population

‪‎China‬ will extend old-age insurance to its full population, by using state-owned capital to augment the existing social security fund. In doing so, China is to build a more fair and sustainable social welfare system.

6. Environment: Most strict environment rules will be implemented

‪China‬ will implement a more exacting environmental protection system in the next five years. All environmental protection agencies under provincial levels will conduct vertical management for air, water and soil protection.

File Photo: Sunny day in Beijing, capital fo China

7. Health: China will deepen reforms of the health service system

‪China‬ will build a basic health service system and modern hospital management system in both urban and rural areas. A national food safety strategy is also on the agenda.

File Photo: Chongqing hotpot, one of Chinese's favorites

8. Employment: Entrepreneurship and social innovation are encouraged

The Chinese government will implement more positive employment policies, which includes encouraging startups, improving working conditions for technicians, and supporting mass innovation for new industries.

File Photo: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang inspects the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, on May 7, 2015

9. Price: Chinese government will intervene less in price formation

The Chinese government will deregulate pricing products and services in competitive sectors from 2016 to 2020. It will also cut red tape, delegate more power to local authorities, and improve government services.

File Photo: Xinhua Gate where Chinese government is located.

10. Anti-Corruption: China will fully enforce anti-graft campaign

‪China‬ will continue its efforts to fight corruption and strictly govern the Party, as the communique noted.

The 5th plenum also endorsed prior decisions to revoke membership of 10 former officials who have seriously violated political codes of conduct and CPC rules, including Ling Jihua, Zhou Benshun, Yang Dongliang, Zhu Mingguo, Wang Min, Chen Chuanping, Qiu He, Yang Weize, Pan Yiyang and Yu Yuanhui.

Three new members filled vacancies of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Thursday after former members were expelled from the Party.

The three new members are Liu Xiaokai, Chen Zhirong and Jin Zhenji. 

File Photo: The Supreme People's Procuratorate

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(Editor:Luxiao Zou,Bianji)

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