As the CCP lays out the vision for its latest five-year plan, reports suggest that developing national “self-reliance” is a critical piece of Beijing’s long-term goals. This emphasis is not new: related themes...
Nov 8, 2016
In response to mounting public anger over China’s infamous urban air pollution, authorities...
Apr 28, 2014
Last Wednesday, an official from the National Development and Reform Commission laid out...
Jan 28, 2014
After the Global Times released poll results late last year showing the international perception...
Nov 29, 2012
After defrosting its nuclear plans earlier this year, and amid ongoing questions over its safety in the aftermath of Japan’s Fukushima disaster last year, a nuclear official predicted on Wednesday that...
May 1, 2012
China’s growing thirst for energy is driving increased exploitation of inland resources. At Yale Environment 360, Christina Larson examines the environmental implications of China’s ‘West-to-East Coal-Power...
Jul 11, 2011
The final shuttle launch last week has brought renewed attention to the different trajectories of China and America’s space programs. From The Associated Press: China is still far behind the U.S. in space technology and...
Jan 18, 2011
One aspect of the 12th Five-Year Plan may include the relocation of 350,000 people from Ningxia Hui autonomous region. From China Daily: More than 350,000 people living in poor areas in Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui...
Apr 8, 2006
From Pakistan’s The Daily Times (link): China is about to adopt its 11th five-year plan, setting the stage for the continuation of probably the most remarkable economic transformation in history, while improving the well-being of almost a quarter of the world’s population. Never before has the world seen such sustained growth; never before has there […]
Mar 29, 2006
From the China News Agency (in Chinese), translated by CDT (link): According to a mid-term result released by the Office of Poverty Prevention of the State Council on its “Rural Poverty Prevention Development Plan 2001-2010,” there are still 23.7 million Chinese who don’t have enough to eat and wear, a decrease of 5.6 million in […]
Mar 27, 2006
From Outlook Weekly via Xinhua News Agency (in Chinese), translated by CDT (link): Developing large airplanes, with 100-ton and greater cargo or 150-passenger and greater capacity, has become a key component in promoting the development of aeronautics industry in China’s 11th “Five-Year Plan.” China will, at an appropriate timing during the 11th “Five-Year Plan,” launch […]
Mar 19, 2006
From Xinhua via People’s Daily Online (link) China’s 11th five-year plan is another major step in China’s transition to a market economy, Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize laureate said here on Sunday. Addressing the China Development Forum 2006, Stiglitz said one of the distinctive aspects of China’s development plan is its comprehensiveness, which is […]
Jan 5, 2006
From The People’s Daily Online: During its 10th Five-Year Plan Period (2001-2005), China had been dealing with the complicated world situation and domestic economic and social issues. It proves that China has stood the test of difficult situations and achieved its goal of fast economic development while still facing great challenges ahead. The first year […]
Oct 9, 2005
From the People’s Daily Online: The Fifth Plenary Session of the 16th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) that attracted the public’s attention was opened in Beijing on the morning of October 8. The meeting will discuss the strategy for China’s socio-economic development in the next five years. Judged from the information […]
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