BEIJING, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- The communique of the fifth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) was released on Thursday.
The communique was passed at the session held in Beijing from Oct. 26 to 29.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, made an important speech at the session, according to the communique.
The plenary session heard and discussed a work report that Xi delivered on behalf of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, it said.
The session also adopted the CPC Central Committee's proposals for the formulation of the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) for National Economic and Social Development and the Long-Range Objectives Through the Year 2035. Xi explained the draft document to the plenary session.
The session was attended by 198 members of the CPC Central Committee and 166 alternate members of the CPC Central Committee.
Also present were members of the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and senior officials of relevant sectors, as well as a number of delegates to the 19th CPC National Congress who work at the grass-roots level, experts and scholars.
Highlights of the communique:
China's GDP expected to exceed 100 trillion yuan in 2020
China's gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to cross the 100-trillion-yuan mark in 2020, says the communique.
China sees economic growth beat expectations over past year
Over the past 12 months, China has seen its economic growth beat expectations, people's living standards ensured, and the overall situation of society maintained stable, says the communique.
China to uphold central role of innovation in modernization drive
China will uphold the central role of innovation in its modernization drive and implement the innovation-driven strategy, according to the communique.
China to continue to put development focus on real economy
China will continue to take the real economy as the focus of its economic development, unswervingly build itself into a manufacturer of quality and enhance its strength in cyberspace and digital technology, according to the communique.
China to enhance cultural soft power
China will strengthen efforts to develop cultural undertakings and industries, and enhance the country's cultural soft power, according to the communique.
China still in important period of strategic opportunity for development
China is still in an important period of strategic opportunity for development at present and for the foreseeable future, but there are new developments in both opportunities and challenges facing the country, says the communique.
China to prioritize agricultural, rural development
China will prioritize the development of agriculture and rural areas, and fully advance rural vitalization, according to the communique.
China builds world's largest social security system
China has built the world's largest social security system in the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), says the communique.
The country's basic medical insurance has covered over 1.3 billion people, and the basic old-age insurance has covered nearly 1 billion people, says the communique passed at the session held in Beijing from Oct. 26 to 29.
China to ensure both development and national security
China will work to ensure both development and national security, and continue the Peaceful China initiative at a higher level, according to the communique.
China to advance coordinated regional development
China will advance coordinated regional development and a new type of urbanization, according to the communique.
More than 60 mln new urban jobs created in past five years
During the past five years, more than 60 million new jobs were created in China's urban areas, said the communique.
China to expand domestic market, foster new development pattern
China will nurture a strong domestic market and establish a new development pattern, according to the communique.
The country will smooth domestic circulation and let domestic and international circulations reinforce each other, spurring consumption in an all-round way and expanding investment, said the document.
China to build high-level socialist market economy
China will comprehensively deepen reform in pursuit of a high-level socialist market economy, according to the communique.
China to advance green development
China will advance green development and promote harmony between human and nature, according to the communique.
China eyes high-level opening up
China will pursue high-level opening up and explore new prospects of win-win cooperation, according to the communique.
China will leverage the advantages of its huge market to promote international cooperation and achieve win-win results, the communique says.
China to further improve quality of people's life
China will further improve the quality of people's life and promote social advancement, according to the communique.
Communique stresses prosperity, stability in Hong Kong and Macao, peaceful development of cross-Strait ties
China is committed to maintaining lasting prosperity and stability in Hong Kong and Macao as well as advancing the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations and national reunification, says the communique.
China must win battle against poverty on time
All members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and all the Chinese people must continue to work hard and press ahead to ensure that China wins the battle against poverty, finishes building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and achieves the first centenary goal as scheduled, read a communique.
That will lay a solid foundation for embarking on a journey to fully build a modern socialist China, said the communique.
China upholds peace, development, cooperation, mutual benefit: communique
China will hold high the banner of peace, development, cooperation, and mutual benefit, according to a communique.
Efforts must be made to create a favorable external environment, and promote the building of a new type of international relations and a community with a shared future for humanity, says the communique.