Full Text of the Outline of the 14th Five-Year Plan Released
On Mar. 13, 2021, the Outline of the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021 – 2025) for National Economic and Social Development and the Long-Range Objectives Through the Year 2035 (hereinafter referred to as the Outline) was officially released, which is based on the Proposal of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on the Formulation of the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021 – 2025) for National Economic and Social Development and the Long-Range Objectives Through the Year 2035. It is a grand blueprint for China to start the new journey of building a modern socialist country, and is a common action program for all people of the country.
The Outline consists of 19 parts and 65 chapters, including smart city construction, new urbanization development, green ecological construction and territorial and spatial planning and other important content. The main objectives of economic and social development in the 14th Five-Year Plan period include achieving new results in economic development, new steps in reform and opening up, new improvements in social civilization, new progress in ecological civilization, new levels of people’s welfare, and new improvements in the effectiveness of state governance.
Looking ahead to 2035, China will have basically realized socialist modernization. The economic power, scientific and technological strength, and comprehensive national power will jump dramatically, the total economic volume and per capita income of urban and rural residents will take a new big step, key technologies will achieve a major breakthrough, and will enter the forefront of innovative countries. China will have basically realized the new industrialization, informationization, urbanization, and agricultural modernization, and build up a modern economic system. The modernization of the national governance system and capacity will be achieved, the people’s equal participation and equal development rights will be fully guaranteed, and the basic establishment of the state of law, government of law, and society of law will be realized. Efforts will be put into building up a strong culture, a strong education, strong talent, strong sports, and a healthy China, promoting the quality of the nation and social civilization to new heights, and enhancing the national cultural soft power significantly. Green production and lifestyle will be widely applied, carbon emissions will be steadily reduced after reaching the peak, the ecological environment will be fundamentally improved, and the goal of building a beautiful China will be basically realized. Measures should be adopted to form a new pattern of opening up to the world, and significantly enhance China’s new advantages when participating in international economic cooperation and competition. The GDP per capita will reach the level of medium developed countries, the middle-income group will be expanded, basic public services will be equalized, and the gap between urban and rural regional development and residents’ living standards will be significantly reduced. The construction of a safe and secure China will reach a higher level, and the national defense and military will be basically modernized. The people’s life will be better, the comprehensive development of human beings and the common prosperity of all people will make more obvious and substantial progress.