The Communist Party of China (CPC) convenes the fifth plenary session of its 18th Central Committee from October 26 to 29 to outline the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) for national development, with extraordinary achievements in the 12th plan period (2011-2015). Looking forward to the coming five years, China will remain composed and focused on its own development, with the Party and the people marching hand-in-hand on the road to prosperity.


Vision to Action ep3: Understanding China's 13th Five-Year Plan

The 13th Five-Year Plan, the development blueprint for the next five years, proposed five concepts for the country's development, including innovation, coordination, green development, opening up and sharing.

Vision to Action ep2: World tracks China's development plan

Chinese policy makers mapped out a detailed development plan at a key Party meeting at the end of last month. The 13th Five-Year Plan is a blueprint which lays out specific economic targets and social development goals. Targets are established in consultation with experts from academia, industry, and government ministries.

Shift to automation stirs worries in S. China

The Pearl River Delta in China's southern Guangdong province holds the largest manufacturing base in the country, employing millions of workers. But the country's push toward greater output has meant their jobs aren now under threat. Not because of outsourcing, but due to the arrival of a new workforce, robots.

China keen on new development engines

The State Council Information Office held a press conference to elaborate China’s roadmap 13th Five Year Plan for future development.

Understanding China's 13th Five-Year Plan

Chinese policy makers mapped out a detailed development plan at a key Party meeting at the end of last month.

Family planning official on two-child policy

The decision to allow all couples to have two children is a historic move, aimed at reducing the pressure of an aging population, increasing the labor supply and promoting balanced population development in China.

Understanding China's 'two-child policy'

A forum explaining China's huge shift in its family planning policy has been held in Beijing. But is allowing two children a good way to solve the problem of an aging population and grow the economy?

Xi: Steady GDP of no lower than 6.5% is target

China won't give up its ambition of growing its economy at a medium-high level to achieve its goal of "moderate prosperity" by 2020, said President Xi Jinping.

Full video: Press conference on China's 13th Five-Year Plan

Full video: Press conference on China's 13th Five-Year Plan.

More details unveiled on China's 2020 targets

The Chinese government has released more details of its 13th five-year plan. The head of China's National Development and Reform Commission gave a press conference about the plan on Tuesday afternoon in Beijing.

Pending details in March, eyeing high-income country

China wants to become a high-income country in the next five years starting in 2016. The country also wants to maintain a mid-to-high level growth pace during that period. CCTV takes a look at what's behind the country's decisions.

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The Fifth Plenum of the 18th CPC Central Committee