The Seventh Plenum of the 13th CPC Central Committee
The Seventh Plenery Session of the 13th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), held in Beijing from December 25 to 30, 1990, adopted proposals of the CPC Central Committee for the drawing-up of the 10-Year Programme (1991-2000) and the Eighth Five-Year Plan (1991-1995) for national economic and social development.
The plenary session was presided over by the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee. General Secretary Jiang Zemin delivered a speech, and Li Peng, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau, gave an explanation of the draft proposals.
A communique of the session spoke highly of the tremendous achievements China has scored in reform and opening to the outside world and in socialist modernization since the Third Plenary Session of the 11th CPC Central Committee in 1978.
It pointed out that the years from 1991 to 2000 will be pivotal in the historical process of China's socialist modernization. The Party should meet all the challenges and work hard to attain the second-step strategic objective of modernization - to quadruple the GNP of 1980 by the end of this century; to secure a fairly camfortable livelihood for the people; and to lay a solid foundation for further development in the 21st century by promoting education, science and technology.
The session maintained that in implementing the 10-Year Programme and the Eighth Five-Year Plan, China should follow the guidelines of deepening the reform and opening to the outside world, building socialism with Chinese characteristics, and developing the national economy in a sustained, stable and coordinated manner.
In the process of drafting the proposals, the communique said, opinions were solicited extensively within the Party and among non-Communists.
The draft outlines of the programme and plan will be worked out by the State Council and submitted to the Fourth Session of the Seventh National People's Congress for deliberation.
The session called on the whole Party and the people throughout China to make every effort, under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee, in realizing the 10-Year Programme and Five-Year Plan.
(NO. 1 JANUARY 7, 1991, title: "CPC Charts Plan for Coming Decade")