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China's 13th five-year plan offers opportunities to world, says President Xi


(Xinhua) China's 13th five-year plan for national economic and social development will offer opportunities for the whole world, said President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Tuesday.

While meeting with participants in the second Understanding China Conference in Beijing, Xi said China will continue reform and opening-up, and share opportunities with other countries.

Some 200 former political leaders, intellectuals and entrepreneurs from different countries attended the conference, including former Singaporean Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

The international community is interested in China's proposals, and hopes for a better understanding of China's views on major global issues. Foreign participants said China has become important to the future of the world.

Calling reform key to China's destiny, Xi said the Fifth Plenary Session of the 18th Communist Party of China Central Committee, held in Beijing last week, had put forward reforms of "unprecedented" strength and range.

The session approved proposals on the 13th five-year plan for China's national economic and social development from 2016 to 2020.

China aims to double its 2010 GDP and per capita income by 2020, among other targets on urbanization, poverty, the environment and governance.

"China's 13th five-year plan cannot be realized without substantial cooperation from the world," Xi said.

"We will continue to deepen reform in various areas, stick to a peaceful development road and an open strategy, and let the world benefit," he said.

The "Belt and Road" initiative aims to revive ancient trade routes that span Asia, Africa and Europe. Concerning the Belt and Road, Xi said it is an open and inclusive proposal to drive domestic demand and employment in countries along the route, and promote world economic recovery.

China will host the 2016 G20 summit with three goals in mind - a consensus on addressing the problems of the world economy; beefing up the role of the G20 as the main platform for global economic cooperation; and sending the world a positive message of solidarity and coordination, Xi said.

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