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11.08.2012 19:40

Hu Sets Ambitious Growth Goals at Opening of 18th Congress

Party's outgoing general secretary calls for doubling of GDP and per capita incomes by 2020
By staff reporter Chang Hongxiao
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(Beijing) – Hu Jintao, the general secretary of Communist Party, delivered a comprehensive report at the opening ceremony of the party's 18th National Congress in which he highlighted the increase of household income, market economy, accelerated urbanization and other topics. 

The country's GDP and per capita incomes for both urban and rural residents should double from the 2010 level by 2020, Hu said. The report to the 17th congress five years ago used the same goal but only for national GDP, indicating more emphasis on household incomes.

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