China plans to boost social welfare and medical services for its senior citizens as the country starts to feel the pressure from its huge elderly population.
The Chinese government is planning to establish five to seven major coal producers over the next five years.
Ma Kai, minister of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), highlighted some of the key points of interest of the 11th Five-Year Guidelines.
China will seek three breakthroughs in its space program in the next five years, a former senior commander of the country's manned space mission said Tuesday.
New goals are set in the draft Guidelines of the 11th Five-Year (2006-2010) Plan for National Economic and Social Development, under deliberation by the deputies at the ongoing Fourth Session of the Tenth National People's Congress (NPC).
President Hu Jintao said in Beijing yesterday that the country must earnestly implement the scientific concept of development if it wants to attain various development goals set for the 11th Five-Year Plan period (2006-10).
China's new five-year plan for national economic and social development between 2006 and 2010, to be ratified by the ongoing annual parliamentary session, has embodied the opportunities as well as challenges for China's central leadership.
Each five-year plan formulated during the past 50 years was a landmark in one way or another - but what the State's top planners have in mind now would leave an indelible mark on the landscape of China, both literally and metaphorically.
China is aiming for slower growth, more widely spread prosperity and a cleaner environment following years of frenzied industrialization, a senior economic planner said Monday.
The following are the major projects China is set to undertake to boost the building of a new countryside during the 2006-2010 period, listed in the draft guidelines of the five-year development blueprint being deliberated by Chinese lawmakers at their ongoing annual session:
The central government yesterday released its first major document on the building of a new socialist countryside the primary task in the 11th Five-Year Plan period (2006-10).
Of the 863 operating civil planes in China by November 2005, 534 are from Boeing Company of the United States, a senior Chinese civil aviation executive said here Tuesday.