2020 Government Work Report Released
The third session of the 13th National People’s Congress opened at the Great Hall of the People on the morning of May 22, 2020. The meeting heard Premier Li Keqiang’s report on the work of the government, the Report reviewed the work done in 2019 and the work completed so far this year, putting forward the main goals of this year’s development and the overall deployment of the next stage of work. The Report requires that the implementation of macro policies be intensified, and efforts be made to stabilize enterprises and preserve employment; we should rely on reform to stimulate the vitality of market players and enhance new kinetic energy for development; implement strategies to expand domestic demand and promote the accelerated transformation of the mode of economic development; ensure the realization of the goal of poverty alleviation and promote a good harvest in agriculture and increase the income of farmers.The Report points out that the new type of urbanization should be promoted in depth. It will give full play to the comprehensive driving role of central cities and city clusters, cultivate industries and increase employment. We will adhere to the positioning that houses are for living, not for speculation, and promote the steady and healthy development of the real estate market according to the policies of cities. We will improve facilities for the convenience of people to make the city more workable and livable. Effort will be made to accelerate the implementation of regional development strategies. We will continue to promote the grand development of the western region, the comprehensive revitalization of the northeast, the rise of the central region and the development of the eastern region. Measures will also be adopted to further promote the collaborative development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta. We will promote the joint protection of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, prepare an outline plan for ecological protection and high-quality development of the Yellow River Basin, promote the construction of a twin-city economic circle in the Chengdu-Chongqing region, facilitate the accelerated development of old revolutionary regions, ethnic areas, border areas and poor areas. At the same time, effort will also be made to develop the marine economy, implement a package of policies to support the development of Hubei Province, support the preservation of employment, people’s livelihood and operation, and promote the comprehensive restoration of economic and social order. The Report makes it clear that we are determined to win the battle against poverty. The cooperation between the eastern and western regions will be deepened in poverty alleviation and the targeted poverty alleviation by central institutions will be further stressed.