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Last year was a highly significant one for the nation, best summed up through key phrases and words that capture its development, significant events and selfless acts. Jiang Xueqing reports.
In 2012, China witnessed its most significant leadership transition in a decade. During this, the Communist Party of China decided to forge ahead with reform and opening-up as well as the country's drive for modernization in 2013. As the economy maintained fast and steady growth, China's gross domestic product hit 47.3 trillion yuan ($7.6 trillion) in 2011. President Hu Jintao urged both the Party and people to seize the chance to secure the goal of completing the building of a moderately prosperous society by 2020. Looking back at last year, China Daily has selected some key words to encapsulate the country's remarkable development and highlight some of the most important events with historical significance. The events, people and ideas behind these key words aroused widespread interest among our readers, both in and outside China.
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