Completing the process of building a moderately well-off society in all aspects
The vision for a moderately well-offsociety was proposed by Deng Xiaoping in the late 1970s and early 1980s when the roadmapfor China's economic and social development was being crafted. The concept has since been further enriched and developed in an evolving process of social-economic development with Chinese characteristics.
Considering the fact that the goal for a markedly improved life for the people had basically become a reality by the end of the 20th century, the CPC Central Committee called for a continued push to build a moderately well-off society in all aspects in its report to the 16th National Congress.New and more ambitious elementswere subsequentlyadded to this already expanded concept at the Party's 17th National Congress (held in 2007). In view ofChina's current status of and further needs for social-economic development,the CPC Central Committee announcedin its report to the 18th National Congressthe goal of completing the process of building a moderately well-off society in all aspectsby the year 2020 on the basis of what had been achievedsince the Party's previous two major gatherings.
Specifically, the goal calls for: (1) making major progress in transforming China'sgrowth model; (2) doublingChina's 2010 GDP and per capita income for both urban and rural residents; (3) promoting innovation and pursuing innovation-driven development; (4) basically completing the process of industrialization, markedly expandingaccess to information technology,better managingurbanization, and making notable progress in agricultural modernization and ruraldevelopment; (5) establishing a mechanism for development coordination across all regions; and (6) opening up further and notably improving China's international competitiveness.