A look back at the 25 goals of 2015
Updated: 2016-03-02 08:18
1 Revitalize more than 212.4 billion yuan in central finance fund stock.
Fulfillment: 237 billion yuan revitalized.
2 Investment within central budget increased to 477.6 billion yuan.
Fulfillment: Investment of 521.1 billion yuan.
3 Railway investment to exceed 800 billion yuan.
Fulfillment: Investment of 823.8 billion yuan was completed.
4 Utilize more than 8,000 km of newly built rail.
Fulfillment: Newly built rail of 9,531 km was put into use.
5 Start construction of 27 major hydro projects.
Fulfillment: Construction of 28 initiated.
6 Cancel all non-administrative approvals.
Fulfillment: 453 items were cancelled or adjusted.
7 Cut items limiting foreign investment by half.
Fulfillment: 41 of 79 items were deleted.
8 Keep grain yields above 550 million tons and increase deep-plough land by 13.33 million hectares.
Fulfillment: Grain yields reached 621 million tons, Deep-plough land increased by 13.648 million hectares.
9 Construct or reconstruct 200,000 km of highways in rural areas.
Fulfillment: Rural areas saw 251,000 km of newly constructed or reconstructed highways.
10 Build bridges to replace sliding-chairs to cross remote mountainous areas in the West.
Fulfillment: All 288 projects have started construction.
11 Ensure that the more than 200,000 people in the country with no access to electricity get access.
Fulfillment: 238,000 got access to electricity.
12 Provide safe drinking water to 60 million rural people.
Fulfillment: 64.336 million rural people got access.
13 Eliminate all the 1.162 million heavy-emission vehicles with yellow stickers put into operation before the end of 2005.
Fulfillment: 1.26 million such vehicles were eliminated.
14 Reduce energy use and carbon dioxide emissions by 3.1 percent or more.
Fulfillment: Energy use was reduced by 5.6 percent, while carbon dioxide emissions were cut by 6.6 percent.
15 Cut chemical oxygen demand emissions by 2 percent, ammonia emissions by 2 percent, sulfur dioxide emissions by 3 percent and nitrogen oxide emissions by 5 percent.
Fulfillment: Chemical oxygen demand emissions were cut by 3.1 percent, ammonia emissions by 3.6 percent, sulfur dioxide emissions by 5.8 percent and nitrogen oxide emissions by 10.9 percent.
16 Return 667,000 hectares of farmland to forest and grassland.
Fulfillment: 667,000 hectares of farmland were returned.
17 Plant 6 million hectares of forests.
Fulfillment: 6.3245 million hectares were planted.
18 Build 7.4 million units in government-subsidized housing projects, renovate 5.8 million units in shanty-towns and 4.32 million dilapidated houses in rural areas.
Fulfillment: 7.83 million units in government-subsidized housing projects were built, 6.01 million units were renovated in shanty-towns and 4.68 million dilapidated houses in rural areas.
19 Create more than 10 million jobs in urban areas.
Fulfillment: 13.12 million jobs were created in urban areas.
20 Raise standard of financial assistance for basic medical insurance of urban residents to 380 yuan per person per year.
Fulfillment: Average standard has been raised to 446 yuan.
21 Raise standard of financial assistance for the new rural cooperative medical system to 380 yuan per person per year. Raise standard of financial assistance for per capita funding for basic public health services to 40 yuan. Carry out pilot projects for public hospital reform in 100 cities at and above prefecture level.
Fulfillment: Standard of financial assistance for the new rural cooperative medical system was raised to 390.24 yuan per person per year. Standard of financial assistance for per capita funding for basic public health services reached 42 yuan. Pilot projects for public hospital reform were carried out in 100 cities at and above prefecture level.
22 The registered urban unemployment rate should not exceed 4.5 percent.
Fulfillment: Registered urban unemployment rate was 4.05 percent
23 Cut the rural poor population by at least 10 million.
24 Employment opportunities for 7.49 million college graduates.
Fulfillment: The employment situation was the same as the previous year.
25 Increase imports and exports by 6 percent.
Failed to meet the goal: Import and export volumes in 2015 were $3.95864 trillion, down 8 percent. Exports decreased by 2.9 percent, still making China the best performer in major economies. China is still the world's biggest trading power and export power.
(China Daily 03/02/2016 page7)
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