Leaders of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will gather from Oct. 26 to 29 in Beijing to discuss the development plan of China for the next five years. High on the agenda is the discussion of the 13th five-year plan of national development (2016-2020).

  During the 12th five-year plan period (2011-2015), China faced a complicated international environment and a need for reform to ensure development and stability. The five years from 2016 is a critical stage for building a moderately prosperous society in all aspects. The 13th five-year development plan will focus on realizing this goal. China is entering a new normal of economic development and facing not only great strategic opportunities but complicated and tough challenges. While economic development will be the central task, a people-centered approach will be employed in the 2016-2020 plan, with the development of people's democracy, guarantees of social equity and justice through rule of law and encouragement for innovation.

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