CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Highlights of Wen's government work report

03-05-2011 13:00 BJT Special Report:2011 NPC & CPPCC Sessions |

Watch Video

Play Video

This year marks the start of the 12th Five-Year Program, which continues the work of building a moderately prosperous society. Premier Wen Jiabao's government report reviewed the accomplishments of the previous program and looked forward to the next tasks. Let's take a look at the highlights.

Over the last five years, GDP grew at an average annual rate of over 11 percent to reach nearly 40 trillion yuan. Over the next five years, a target of 7 percent annual increase is set, with significant improvement in the quality and performance of economic growth. Based on 2010 prices, the country's GDP in 2015 should exceed 55 trillion yuan.

A two-year stimulus plan invested four trillion yuan. It went to projects to improve the wellbeing of rural residents, social programs, energy conservation and post-Wenchuan earthquake recovery and reconstruction.

Progress in all social programs accelerated and the standard of living rose significantly. Continuing the trend will be a major task in the coming five years. The number of new urban jobs increased by over 57 million. The next phase is to create equitable job opportunities for the entire workforce, and create an extra 45 million urban jobs.

The per capita disposable income of urban residents rose by an annual average of nearly ten percent and the per capita net income of rural residents by nearly nine percent in real terms. The new target for both is an annual average increase of over seven percent in real terms.

A basic medical insurance system for non-working urban residents and a new rural cooperative medical care system have been carried out. Over 400 million working and non-working urban residents and over 800 million rural residents have benefitted. The next phase is basic pension insurance and basic medical insurance systems coverage for all urban and rural residents. The medical insurance fund is to pay for 70 percent of treatment expenses, in accordance with relevant policies.

Great efforts have been devoted to constructing low-income housing and redeveloping run-down areas. As a result, 11 million poor households were able to move into new homes. In the next five years, low-income housing will be made available to around 20 percent of the country's urban households.

Government spending on education nationwide totaled over 4 trillion yuan, and grew at an average annual rate of over 20 percent. And efforts continuing to give top priority to education, and steadily raise the overall level.

Great strides were made in developing clean energy. Energy consumption per unit of GDP fell over 19 percent. The new target calls for a further reduction of 16 percent.

And last but not least, the 12th five-year program calls for the government to constantly strengthen internal reforms and self-improvement.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: CNTV.CN

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program