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The 2nd "Understanding China" International Conference held in Beijing, and Zhang Gaoli attended and spoke at the opening ceremony

Submit Time:10-12-2015 | Source:People's Daily Online -- People's Daily | Zoom In | Zoom Out

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The 2nd "Understanding China" International Conference was held in Beijing on November 1. And Zhang Gaoli, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and vice-premier of the State Council was present at the opening ceremony and delivered a speech.

Today politicians, entrepreneurs and scholars gathered here for exchanges of ideas and that the voice of China thus farther hearable to the rest of the world was of great significance for the mutual understanding between China and the rest of the world, said Zhang Gaoli.

Zhang Gaoli said "The Proposal of the CPC Central Committee for the Formulation of the 13th Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development" adopted on the fifth plenary session of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, holding high the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics, is to thoroughly implement the gists of a series of important speeches by President Xi Jinping, and by concentrating on the Four-Pronged Comprehensive Strategy, it puts forth the guideline, main goals, priority missions and significant moves for the final stage of completing the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects. During the period of "the 13th Five-Year Plan", we will insist on innovative development with importance attached to giving impetus to the economic development from a medium-high rate of growth to a medium-high level of development. Constant efforts will be invested in coordinated development by addressing the imbalance of development in a bid to increase development in its entirety. Green development will be pursued to address the harmonious relations between man and nature and build a beautiful China with blue sky, clear water and green mountains. Opening and reform will be further implemented with focus on the linkage between internal and external development so as to raise the level of open economy higher. Efforts will be maintained for shared development with a view to upholding the social fairness and justice, increasing the welfare of the people and ushering in a new pattern of Chinese economic and social development. Deepening reform is a groundbreaking and leading link in the arrangement of "the Four-Pronged Comprehensive Strategy". We will continue in the direction of reform to develop the market economy. New breakthroughs in relation to global reform will be achieved by intensively launching some reform programs that are characterized with greater support and substantive measures. Efforts will be made to improve the decisive role of market in the resource allocation and give fuller play to the institutional system of government so as to give constant impetus to development.

Zhang Gaoli said that this year Chinese economy performs in a reasonable range, with economic structure being optimized and benefits from developmental quality being improved. Under the downward pressure, Chinese economy remains hugely resilient for its potential and ample room for growth, and the fundamentals of economic development stay unchanged for the better in the long run. We will adhere to development as the top priority, following the general principle of seeking progress while keeping performance stable and raising the quality and efficiency of economic development as the center. While maintaining the continuity and consistency of macro-policy, growing efforts will be made to exercise targeted regulation to make timely anticipatory adjustments and fine-tuning. A comprehensive plan will be made to ensure stable growth, stimulation of reform, structural adjustment, benefits for the people's livelihood and guard against risks, and stay committed to breakthroughs in such areas as structural optimization, intensification of driving force, reconciliation of contradictions and bolstering weak spots. Efforts will be made to mobilize initiative of all walks of life and promote the sustainable, healthy development of economy and society. We will strive to ensure the completing the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects on schedule and work hard for the first 100-year objective and Chinese dream of rejuvenating the Chinese nation.

The 2nd "Understanding China" International Conference was jointly sponsored by China Institute for Innovation & Development Strategy, Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs, Beijing Municipal Government and the 21st Century Council, and attended by more than 40 former political leaders, strategists and entrepreneurs across the world.