An article by Tian Huifang, China Daily/Asia News Network.

China’s 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15) seeks to promote “inclusive growth,” which means ensuring the benefits of economic growth are distributed to a greater proportion of Chinese citizens. The plan’s key themes are rebalancing the economy, reducing social inequality and protecting the environment.

The government has introduced a series of measures aimed at getting its pollution problem under control.

A target has been set to reduce the number of carbon emissions per unit of GDP by 17 percent. The government also set a target for reducing emissions intensity in key industries by 30 percent by the end of 2017, and it is committed to producing 16 per cent of its primary energy from renewable sources by 2020.

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