Communique of 5th plenary session of 19th CPC Central Committee released

Xinhua| Updated : Oct 30, 2020 L M S

The communique of the fifth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) was released on Oct 29.

The communique was passed at the session held in Beijing from Oct 26 to 29.

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, made an important speech at the session, according to the communique.

The plenary session heard and discussed a work report that Xi delivered on behalf of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, it said.

The session also adopted the CPC Central Committee's proposals for the formulation of the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) for National Economic and Social Development and the Long-Range Objectives Through the Year 2035. Xi explained the draft document to the plenary session.

The session was attended by 198 members of the CPC Central Committee and 166 alternate members of the CPC Central Committee.

Also present were members of the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and senior officials of relevant sectors, as well as a number of delegates to the 19th CPC National Congress who work at the grass-roots level, experts and scholars.

The communique says:

- China's gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to cross the 100-trillion-yuan mark in 2020.

- Over the past 12 months, China has seen its economic growth beat expectations, people's living standards ensured, and the overall situation of society maintained stable.

- China has made remarkable achievements in its battle against poverty over the past five years, lifting 55.75 million rural residents out of poverty.

- China will continue to take the real economy as the focus of its economic development, unswervingly build itself into a manufacturer of quality and enhance its strength in cyberspace and digital technology.

- China's annual grain output has remained above 650 million tons for five consecutive years.

- Peace and development remain the theme of the times.

- China will strengthen efforts to develop cultural undertakings and industries, and enhance the country's cultural soft power.

- The Communist Party of China (CPC) has raised a set of long-range objectives for China to basically achieve socialist modernization by 2035.

- China is still in an important period of strategic opportunity for development at present and for the foreseeable future, but there are new developments in both opportunities and challenges facing the country.

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