Thursday, March 5, 2009

NPC and CPPCC Annual Sessions 2009

Premier Wen delivers the government work report

Premier Wen Jiabao Thursday called on the nation to strengthen conviction for victory while he envisaged "arduous and formidable" tasks in 2009 as the country tried to keep economic growth amid a global downturn. (Click for main website)

Highlights of Premier Wen's gov't work report
Key figures in gov't work report by Chinese Premier

==== Key figures for 2009 ===

More figures >>>>

==== On Economy ===

Real estate sector

China will take measures to stabilize real estate market confidence while promote "orderly development" of the industry. More >>>

Domestic demand

China would make boosting domestic demand a "long-term" strategy and take further measures to stimulate consumer spending. More >>>


Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao pledged Thursday to add another 120 billion yuan to boost the country's agriculture. More >>>


China pledged Thursday it will implement an even more proactive employment policy this year and allocate 42 billion yuan to offset unemployment More >>>

Fiscal deficit

China announced Thursday a fiscal deficit budget of 950 billion yuan for 2009, a record high in six decades. More >>>

Economic growth

China will be able to achieve the economic growth target of about 8 percent in 2009, if proper policies and measures are taken, said Premier Wen Jiabao. More >>>

Premier Wen Jiabao admitted that China is facing unprecedented difficulties and challenges, with continuous drop in economic growth rate due to the impact of the global financial crisis becoming a major problem. More >>>

Chinese premier says economic slowdown becoming major problem in China

==== On Politics ===

Political reform

The development of democracy and the legal system should be strengthened in China. More >>>

Combat corruption

The Chinese government will strengthen its efforts to promote clean government and combat corruption. More >>>

Mainland-Taiwan co-op

The Chinese mainland will continue to strengthen cross-Straits economic cooperation with Taiwan to jointly respond to the global financial crisis. More >>>

Address public complaints

Social stability has become a major concern in China as it will be the most difficult year for China's economic development since the beginning of the century. More >>>

==== Others == =

Military force

China will transform its military training based on mechanized warfare to that based on informationized warfare. More >>>

Welfare, medicare

The Chinese government pledged on Thursday to increase spending on social programs including pension and medical reform in 2009. More >>>


China will continue its drive of energy saving, emissions reduction, ecosystems preservation, and environment protection in 2009. More >>>

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