Learning about and Implementing The CPC’s Suggestions on Formulating the 13th Five-Year Plan for National Socio-Economic Development
On Nov. 19, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development held an outreach meeting among its Party Central Study Group to learn and implement the spirits of the Fifth Plenary Session of the Eighteenth Central Committee. The CPC’s Suggestions on Formulating the 13th Five-Year Plan for National Socio-Economic Development, which was approved at the Session, revolves around and is grounded in the “five development ideas,” namely, innovation, coordination, greening, opening-up, and sharing. Minister Chen Zhenggao pointed out that we have to profoundly understand and precisely grasp the “five development ideas” proposed at the Session in order to fully implement its spirits, and use new ideas to plan, guide, and promote the “13th Five-Year” development. The “five development ideas” have their rich connotations and meanings: innovation is the first driving force of development; coordination is the inner demand of sustainable healthy development; greening is a prerequisite of sustainable development and also an important embodiment of people’s pursuit of a better life; opening-up is the inescapable route to the country’s prosperity and development; sharing is an essential requirement of socialism with Chinese characteristics. The Session also proposed six principals for China’s healthy socio-economic development: stick to people’s subject/principal position; stick to scientific development; stick to deepening the reform; stick to rule of law; stick to coordinating the two overall situations home and abroad; stick to the leadership of the Communist Party of China. As the 13th Five-Year is a critical period for China’s all-round construction of a moderately prosperous society, the Plan must be formulated by centering around these objectives and principals.