The 5th Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee Held in Beijing
The 5th Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) was held in Beijing from Oct. 26 to 29, 2020. The plenary session was chaired by the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Central Committee, delivered an important speech. The plenary session heard and discussed Xi’s work report commissioned by the Political Bureau, and reviewed and approved the Proposal of the CPC Central Committee on Formulating the 14th Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development and the Visionary Goals for 2035. Xi Jinping explained the Proposal (Discussion Draft) to the plenary session.The plenary session fully affirmed the work of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee done since the 4th Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee, and highly valued the decisive achievements in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects. The plenary session put forward the visionary goal of basically realizing socialist modernization by 2035, the guiding ideology and principles to be followed in economic and social development during the 14th Five-Year Plan period, as well as the main goals of economic and social development during the 14th Five-Year Plan period. The plenary session proposed that innovation should play a central role in the overall situation of China’s modernization. We will accelerate the development of a modern industrial system and promote the optimization and upgrading of the economic system. We will form a strong domestic market and build a new development pattern. We will comprehensively deepen reform and build a high-level socialist market economy system. Priority will be given to agricultural and rural development, and rural revitalization will be comprehensively promoted. We will optimize the spatial layout of the country and promote coordinated regional development and new urbanization. We will adhere to the implementation of major regional strategies, regional coordinated development strategies and main functional area strategies. We will establish a new pattern of territorial and spatial development and protection, promote coordinated regional development, and promote new urbanization with people at its core. We will promote green development and the harmonious coexistence of man and nature. We will adhere to the concept that Lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets, respect nature, follow nature, protect nature, give priority to nature conservation and recovery, and guard natural ecological safety border. We will implement the sustainable development strategy and improve the overall coordination mechanism in the field of ecological civilization. We will accelerate green and low-carbon development, continuously improve the quality of the environment, enhance the quality and stability of the ecosystem, and comprehensively improve the efficiency of resource use.