Following are 20 figures and facts highlighted in a government work report distributed to media ahead of the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC) on Saturday morning.
MAJOR TARGETS & POLICIES FOR 2016
-- Increase gross domestic product (GDP) by a rate between 6.5 and 7 percent;
-- Keep the growth of consumer price index (CPI) at around 3 percent;
-- Pursue a more proactive fiscal policy with a deficit of 2.18 trillion yuan (335.38 billion U.S. dollars), 560 billion more than that of last year and accounting for 3 percent of GDP;
-- Add more than 10 million urban jobs with a registered urban unemployment rate at no more than 4.5 percent;
-- Pursue a prudent monetary policy that is flexible and appropriate while the growth of the broad money supply (M2) being set at about 13 percent;
-- Reduce energy intensity by at least 3.4 percent;
-- Chemical oxygen demand and ammonia nitrogen emissions down by 2 percent, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions down by 3 percent, and the density of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in key areas down;
-- Help more than 10 million rural residents lift themselves out of poverty, including over 2 million poor residents to be relocated from inhospitable areas;
-- Increase central government funds for poverty alleviation by 43.4 percent;
-- Increase central government budgetary investment to 500 billion yuan.