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Full Text: Report on the Work of the Government

2013-03-19 09:07 Xinhua     Web Editor: Mo Hong'e comment

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:


Delivered at the First Session of the Twelfth National People's Congress on March 5, 2013

Wen Jiabao, Premier of the State Council

Fellow Deputies,

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

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.

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