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中国日报网 2018-03-05 15:02




What we propose for the work of government in 2018.


Stepping up supply-side structural reform


In economic development we need to focus on the real economy. We will continue to cut overcapacity, reduce excess inventory, deleverage, lower costs, and strengthen areas of weakness. We will take big steps to streamline administration and cut taxes and fees, keep improving the business environment, and further energize market entities, to increase the quality of economic growth.


We will develop powerful new growth drivers.


We will create big, strong, industrial clusters in emerging industries, implement the big data development action plan, step up next-generation artificial intelligence R&D and application, and do more to promote the Internet Plus model in many fields like medical care, eldercare, education, culture, and sports.


We will significantly lower the rates of home broadband, and corporate broadband and dedicated internet access services; domestic data roaming charges will be abolished, and rates for mobile internet services will be cut by at least 30 percent.


We will speed up work to build China into a leader in manufacturing.


We will continue cutting ineffective supply.


This year, we will further cut steel production capacity by around 30 million metric tons and coal production capacity by approximately 150 million metric tons. Coal-fired power generating units with a capacity of less than 300,000 kilowatts that fail to meet standards will be closed.


We will deepen the reforms designed to delegate powers, improve regulation, and provide better services.


The time it takes for a construction project to get government approval will again be halved.


We will further lighten the tax burden on businesses.


These measures will, over the year, reduce taxes on businesses and individuals by more than 800 billion yuan, promote the transformation and upgrading of the real economy, and do much to unleash market vitality and public creativity.


We will slash non-tax burdens on businesses.


We will continue the policy of lowering the share paid by businesses for contributions to old-age pension, medical insurance, unemployment insurance, workers' compensation, maternity insurance, and housing provident fund schemes for the time being.


Moving faster to make China a country of innovators


The latest global revolution in science and technology and industrial transformation are trends we must be on board with. We will do more in implementing the innovation-driven development strategy, and keep on making the Chinese economy more innovative and competitive.


We will improve national innovation systems.


We will strengthen efforts to reduce smog and prevent and cure cancers and other serious diseases, thus making science and technology do more to benefit the people.


We will act on and improve policies that stimulate innovation.


We will see the nationwide business startup and innovation drive is taken to the next level.


Deepening reforms in fundamental and key areas


We will, drawing on the important momentum generated by the 40th anniversary of reform and opening up, endeavor to make new breakthroughs in reform, and continue to unleash and develop productive forces.


We will advance the reform of state capital and SOEs.


We will support the development of private enterprises.


We will improve property rights systems and mechanisms for market-based allocation of the factors of production.


We will continue structural fiscal and tax reforms.


We will improve local tax systems, and prudently advance legislation on real estate tax. We will reform the personal income tax.


We will speed up reforms in the financial sector.


We will advance institutional social reforms.


We will build a more robust system for developing an ecological civilization.


Fighting three critical battles


To fulfill our key annual tasks, we need to make everyone involved clear about their responsibilities, strengthen policy implementation, and ensure that every element of work is done to good, solid effect.


We will strive for notable progress in forestalling and defusing major risks.


There will be a serious crackdown on activities that violate the law like illegal fundraising and financial fraud.


We will forestall and defuse local government debt risk.


We will step up targeted poverty alleviation.


This year, we will further reduce the poor rural population by over 10 million, including 2.8 million people who are to be relocated from inhospitable areas.


We will work to make greater progress in addressing pollution.


This year, we will cut sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions by 3 percent and achieve a continuous decline in PM2.5 density in key areas.


We will completely prohibit garbage from being brought into China.


Making strong moves in the rural revitalization strategy


Plans will be designed and the institutions and mechanisms needed to achieve integrated urban-rural development will be improved. We will rely on reform and innovation to build powerful new growth drivers for rural development.


We will advance supply-side structural reform in agriculture.


We will cultivate new types of agribusiness and improve commercial services catering to small agricultural households.


We will deepen all rural reforms.


We will implement the policy extending second round rural land contracts by another 30 years upon their expiration.


We will experiment with separating the ownership rights, qualification rights, and use rights for rural land designated for housing.


We will promote the full development of all programs in rural areas.


We will take steady steps in carrying out a three-year campaign to improve rural living environments, and continue the Toilet Revolution.


Making solid progress in the coordinated regional development strategy


We will create a new landscape in regional development.


We will step up support for reform and development in old revolutionary base areas, areas with large ethnic minority populations, border areas, and poor areas.


We will strengthen the maritime economy, and resolutely safeguard China's maritime rights and interests.


We will pursue better-quality new urbanization.


This year, another 13 million people will be registered as permanent urban residents, and we will speed up work on granting permanent urban residency to people from rural areas living in cities.


Satisfying the needs of the people is what new urbanization is all about.


Actively increasing consumption and promoting effective investment


We will strengthen the fundamental role of consumption in driving economic growth.


We will promote consumption upgrading and develop new forms and models of consumption.


We will extend preferential policies on purchase tax on new-energy vehicles by another three years, and rescind all local policies that restrict sales of non-local second-hand vehicles.


We will create integrated tourism demonstration zones, and lower ticket prices at key state tourist sites.


We will enable investment to play the pivotal role in improving the supply structure.


This year will see 732 billion yuan invested in railway construction and around 1.8 trillion yuan invested in highway and waterway projects; the scale of investment in ongoing water conservancy projects will reach 1 trillion yuan.


Creating a new landscape in all-around opening up


China will further expand the scope and raise the quality of its opening up; the structure, layout, institutions, and mechanisms for opening up will be improved, and we will used high-standard opening up to generate high-quality development.


We will advance international cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative.


We will expand opening up in the western region, inland areas, and border areas, creating new opportunities for China's economic cooperation with other countries.


We will promote a steady growth in foreign investment.


We will strengthen alignment with international business rules, and foster a world-class business environment.


Overseas investors will be granted tax deferral for the reinvestment of profit made in China.


We will consolidate the healthy trend toward stable growth in foreign trade.


We will expand the coverage of export credit insurance, and shave another third off the total time taken for customs clearance.


We will promote trade and investment liberalization and facilitation.


China calls for trade disputes to be settled through discussion as equals, opposes trade protectionism, and will resolutely safeguard its lawful rights.


Doing more to ensure and improve people's wellbeing


We will, in line with economic growth, do more to directly benefit the people, address the difficulties that affect their lives, and ensure that their basic living needs are met. Our aim is to help people feel more satisfied, happier, and more secure.


We will focus on boosting employment and business startups.


We will improve labor relations consultation mechanisms, put an end to gender and identity discrimination, and work to make fairer and fuller employment an outstanding highlight of our country's development.


We will steadily increase people's incomes.


We will raise the personal income tax threshold and create expense deductions for items like children's education and treatment for serious diseases, appropriately lightening burdens, and encouraging our people to increase their incomes and achieve prosperity through hard work.


We will develop fair, high-quality education.


Children are the hope of their families and the future of our nation. We will increase the supply of preschool educational resources through multiple channels and us the internet and other IT-based approaches to strengthen oversight over the whole process of childcare provision, making certain that parents can have peace of mind.


We will implement the Healthy China strategy.


We will raise the basic medical insurance and serious disease insurance benefits. Per capita government subsidies for basic health insurance for rural and non-working urban residents will be increased by 40 yuan, half of which will be used for the serious disease insurance scheme.


We will better address people's housing needs.


We will launch a new three-year renovation plan to address housing in rundown urban areas, starting with construction this year on 5.8 million units.


We need to speed up the establishment of a housing system with multiple types of suppliers, multiple channels for housing support, and encouragement for both renting and purchase, so that more people will soon have a place to call home.


We will strengthen efforts to meet people's basic living needs.


We will steadily raise urban and rural subsistence allowances, social assistance benefits, and benefits for entitled groups.


We will development a new model of social governance based on collaboration, co-governance, and common gains.


We will strengthen work on building the social credit system.


We will develop new approaches to handling public complaints, and see that the justified demands of our people are addressed promptly in accordance with law.


We will continue the Peaceful China initiative, take strict preventive measures against violent and terrorist activities and see them firmly stamped out, and launch a campaign to crack down on organized crime and local mafia in accordance with law.


We must provide rich cultural nourishment to help our people to live better lives.


Entering a new era, the government's work in the new year must bring new steps and make new advances.


All governance will be exercised in accordance with the Constitution and the law.


Ours is a government of the people, and everything we do should reflect their will. Whether we've done a good job only the outcomes can tell and ultimately it is for the people to judge.


All initiatives to improve Party conduct and ensure clean government will be strengthened.


All government employees must cultivate personal integrity and have a strong work ethic and sense of responsibility; we must keep our hands clean and work hard for the people, and never fail to live up to the name of the people's public servants.


All aspects of government performance will be improved.


We in government need to improve our political integrity and professional competence, be realistic and pragmatic, and make doing our top priority.


The Chinese nation is a big family in which we live together in peace, unity, and amity. We will uphold and improve the system of regional ethnic autonomy and fully implement the Party's polices on ethnic groups.


Faced with profound changes in the national security environment, we must treat the Party's goal of building stronger armed forces for the new ear as our guide, and firmly uphold the guiding position of Xi Jinping's thinking on strengthening the armed forces as we develop national defense and the armed forces. We will stick to the Chinese path in strengthening our armed forces, advance all aspects of military training and war preparedness, and firmly and resolvedly safeguard national sovereignty, security, and development interests.


We, at every level of government, must take more effective measures to support the development and reform of our national defense and armed forces, so that the unity between government and the military and between the people and the military is always strong as stone, and deeply rooted as an evergreen.


We have every confidence that Hong Kong and Macao will develop and thrive together with the mainland.


We will remain firm in safeguarding China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and will never tolerate any separatist schemes or activities for "Taiwan independence."


Unity gives us strength; good solid work will shape our future.


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