The following is the full text of the Report on the Work of the Government delivered by Premier Wen Jiabao at the First Session of the Eleventh National People's Congress.
REPORT ON THE WORK OF THE GOVERNMENT
Delivered at the First Session of the Eleventh National People's Congress
on March 5, 2008
Premier of the State Council
On behalf of the State Council, I would now like to deliver to you a report on the work of the government over the past five years and on the arrangements for its work this year for your deliberation and approval and also for comments and suggestions from the members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
I. Review of the Work of the Past Five Years
The past five years since the First Session of the Tenth National People's Congress was a momentous period. Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), governments at all levels and people of all the ethnic groups in China diligently followed the guiding principles set out at the Sixteenth CPC National Congress and worked in concert and with dedication. We vigorously responded to the complex and volatile international environment, strove to overcome various difficulties hindering economic and social development, and prevailed over the sudden and severe outbreak of SARS and catastrophic natural disasters such as the recent snow and ice storms in the south that the region has rarely seen before. We made major achievements in reform, opening up and modernization, which attr