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Accelerating High-Quality Economic Development

By Qiu Ping Source: Updated: 2023-04-10

We shall continue to pursue innovation in order to quickly build a modernized economy.

We will continue to focus on the real economy in our pursuit of economic growth, advance new-type industrialization, accelerate efforts to build China’s strength in manufacturing, product quality, cyberspace, and digital technology, and make our industrial and supply chains more resilient and secure.

We will promote integrated and clustered development of strategic emerging industries, accelerate the development of modern service industries, and promote extensive integration between the primary, secondary, and tertiary sectors.

We will develop a strong workforce for our modernization drive by thoroughly implementing the strategies to invigorate China through science and education, develop people of skill and talent, and drive development through innovation.

We shall continue to promote coordinated development between regions and between urban and rural areas.

We will continue to prioritize agricultural and rural development, advance rural revitalization, pursue the integrated development of urban and rural areas, and facilitate flows of production factors between them. We will consolidate and expand our achievements in poverty alleviation and help areas and people that have just shaken off poverty to build their own momentum for growth.

We will thoroughly implement the coordinated regional development strategy, major regional strategies, and function zoning strategy. We need to accelerate the development of a regional economic layout with various regions maximizing their own strengths and mutually reinforcing each other and a territorial space system that promote high-quality development. We will advance people-centered new-model urbanization, encourage the orderly development of city clusters and metropolitan areas, and promote the coordinated development of large, medium, and small cities and small towns.

We shall continue the shift toward a green and low-carbon development model.

We must accelerate the transition to a model of green development, implement a comprehensive conservation strategy, and develop green and low-carbon industries. We must also encourage green consumption and promote green and low-carbon methods of production and lifestyles. We will intensify efforts to prevent pollution as well as continue efforts to keep our skies blue, waters clear, and land clean.

We will actively yet prudently seek to reach peak carbon emissions and carbon neutrality. Based on China’s energy and resource endowments, we will advance initiatives to reach peak carbon emissions in a well-planned and phased manner in line with the principle of building the new before discarding the old. We will also thoroughly advance the energy revolution and enthusiastically participate in global governance of the response to climate change.

We shall deepen market-based reforms and expand high-standard opening up.

We must uphold and improve China’s basic socialist economic systems. We must firmly consolidate and develop the public sector and unwaveringly encourage, support, and guide the development of the non-public sector. We will build a unified national market, advance reforms for the market-based allocation of production factors, and put in place a high-standard market system. We will promote high-standard opening up, steadily expand institutional opening up with regard to rules, regulations, management, and standards, as well as foster a world-class business environment that is market-oriented, law-based, and international.

We shall continue to put the people first and pursue development for their sake.

We must ensure and improve the people’s wellbeing in pursuing development and intensify efforts to implement the employment-first policy in order to promote high-quality and full employment. We need to step up investment in public wellbeing and increase the level of social welfare. We need to make public services more balanced and accessible and further resolve difficulties people face in areas such as education, healthcare, elderly care, childcare, and housing. We also need to improve the system of income distribution to make tangible progress in promoting common prosperity.

We shall both pursue development and ensure security.

We need to improve the national security system and strengthen safeguards for ensuring economic, major infrastructure, financial, cyber, data, and resource security. We need to build up security capacity in key areas and ensure the security of food, energy, and resources as well as major industrial and supply chains. We must also improve public safety governance and strive to create a security environment that is conducive to socioeconomic development.