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Quick Take: The 14th Five Year Plan for a Beautiful China

Quick Take: The 14th Five Year Plan for a Beautiful China

Quick Take: The 14th Five Year Plan for a Beautiful China

Quick Take: The 14th Five Year Plan for a Beautiful China

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March 23, 2021

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China’s annual Two Sessions – or legislative meeting – concluded earlier this month, with the main event being the ratification of the 14th Five Year Plan (2021-2025) and economic goals through 2035. The 148-page plan sets out the big picture for the next five years and covers a broad range of topics: science and technology, climate and conservation, industrial upgrades, rural revitalization, and food security, how to grapple with the aging population, and focused quite a bit on engaging emerging markets in the Global South. In addition, given the emphasis on green development, there was a significant focus on worker retraining programs and vocational schools’ development to retrain those in “sunsetting” industries.

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