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China's coastal manufacturing base to become R&D hub: five-year plan

03-05-2011 10:36 BJT Special Report:2011 NPC & CPPCC Sessions |

BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- China will transform its coastal regions from the world's manufacturing base to a hub for research and development, advanced manufacturing and servicing, says a document available to the media Saturday before the opening of the parliament's annual session.

This was among government's strategy to advance the development of the export-oriented economy in the region, reads the draft of the country's 12th Five-year Plan (2011-2015).

The draft will be delivered to the National People's Congress (NPC), the country's top legislature, which convenes its annual session Saturday. Lawmakers will review it during the ten-day session. 

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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