Per capita GDP to reach $3,000 in 15 years
Updated: 2005-10-15 12:40
Chinese President Hu Jintao said that China will further develop its
economy, improve democracy, advance science and education, enrich culture,
foster greater social harmony and upgrade the texture of life for the
Chinese President Hu Jintao speaks at the
opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors
meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing October 15,
Speaking on the
opening ceremony of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting
in Beijing, Hu said "We intend to bring our GDP up to around US$4 trillion
and per capita GDP to around US$3,000 within the next 15 years."
To achieve this goal, China must maintain the steady and rapid growth of its
economy, the president said at the opening ceremony of the G20 Finance Ministers
and Central Bank Governors Meeting.
Hu also pledged that the country's development is peaceful and
"A long-time lover of peace, the Chinese nation always cherishes such beliefs
that one should be kind and trustworthy to its neighbors and endeavors to build
a harmonious neighborhood," Hu said.
He added that peaceful development means that China is to develop itself
through working for a peaceful international environment and in return, promote
world peace through its own development.
Meanwhile, Hu said, China is to persist with its opening-up strategy; play a
more active role in international economic and technological cooperation and
competition, continue to improve the investment environment and open up its
market with a higher level on all fronts.