A legacy wraps up.
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Full Text: Report on the Work of the Government
Source – Global Times, published March 18, 2013
Following is the full text of the Report on the Work of the Government delivered by Premier Wen Jiabao at the First Session of the Twelfth National People’s Congress on March 5, 2013 and adopted on March 17, 2013:
Report on the work of the government
Delivered at the First Session of the Twelfth National People’s Congress on March 5, 2013
Wen Jiabao, Premier of the State Council
On behalf of the State Council, I now present to you the report on the government’s work of the past five years and suggestions for its work this year for your deliberation and for comments from the members of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). I. Review of Work in the Past Five Years
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The past five years since the First Session of the Eleventh National People’s Congress were a truly extraordinary period of time in the course of China’s development.
We effectively countered the severe impact of the global financial crisis and maintained steady and fast economic development.
China’s GDP increased from 26.6 trillion yuan to 51.9 trillion yuan, and now ranks second in the world.
Government revenue went up from 5.1 trillion yuan to 11.7 trillion yuan.
A total of 58.7 million urban jobs were created.
The per capita disposable income of urban residents rose by an annual average of 8.8%, and the per capita net income of rural residents rose by 9.9%.
Grain output increased for the ninth consecutive year in 2012.
Progress was made in key areas of reform; and the open economy reached a new stage of development.
We made China more innovative. Breakthroughs were made in developing manned spaceflight and the lunar exploration program, building a manned deep-sea submersible, launching the Beidou Navigation Satellite System, developing supercomputers and building high-speed railways. China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, was commissioned.
We successfully hosted the Games of the XXIX Olympiad and the XIII Paralympic Games in Beijing and the World Expo in Shanghai.
We successfully mitigated the impact of the massive Wenchuan earthquake, the strong Yushu earthquake, the huge Zhugqu mudslide and other natural disasters and carried out post-disaster recovery and reconstruction.
China’s productive forces and overall national strength, its living standards and social security, and its international status and influence all improved significantly.
We successfully completed the Eleventh Five-Year Plan and got off to a good start in implementing the Twelfth Five-Year Plan.
We made significant socialist economic, political, cultural, social, and ecological progress, and wrote a new chapter in building socialism with Chinese characteristics.
The following are the main work we accomplished over the past five years and its main features:
1. Effectively responding to the global financial crisis and promoting steady and rapid economic development
In the past five years, we averted the grievous consequences of the global financial crisis, whose abruptness, rapid spread and profound impact were rarely seen in the past century. We responded to the crisis calmly, made timely and decisive adjustments to the focus of macro-control, adopted ten measures to increase domestic demand and promote steady and rapid economic growth, and implemented a comprehensive package plan. In a two-year period, an additional four trillion yuan of government investment was made, with 1.26 trillion yuan from the central government, mainly for building government-subsidized housing, improving rural people’s wellbeing, building infrastructure, developing social programs, improving the environment, promoting innovation, and carrying out post-disaster recovery and reconstruction.
Over the past five years:
More than 18 million government-subsidized housing units of various types were built, and over 12 million housing units in run-down areas were upgraded.
A total of 18,000 large and medium-sized and key small reservoirs were reinforced, 24,500 kilometers of key small and medium-length rivers were harnessed, and water-saving irrigated farmland was increased by 7.7 million hectares.
A total of 19,700 kilometers of new rail lines were built, 8,951 kilometers of which are high-speed railways.
The high-speed Beijing-Shanghai, Beijing-Guangzhou and Harbin-Dalian railways and a number of intercity railways were opened to traffic.
A total of 609,000 kilometers of new roads were built, 42,000 kilometers of which are expressways, increasing the total length of expressways in service to 95,600 kilometers.
Thirty-one airports and 602 shipping berths for 10,000-ton ships were built.
A number of bridges over rivers and bays and linking islands with other islands and the mainland were completed.
Smooth progress was made in major projects such as those for transporting natural gas and electricity from the west to the east and diverting water from the south to the north, and some of the projects have been completed.
Non-fossil energy production developed rapidly, and China now ranks first in the world in the installed capacity of both hydropower and wind power.
Reconstruction of the Wenchuan, Yushu and Zhugqu disaster areas transformed them completely.
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