Li opens congress with strong first report
Updated: 2014-03-05 08:30
PROGRESS IN PAST YEAR
-- The per capita disposable income of urban residents rose by 7 percent, and the per capita net income of rural residents rose by 9.3 percent.
-- Government revenue increased by 10.1 percent.
-- The service sector contributed to 46.1 percent of GDP, surpassing the industry for the first time.
-- Government reform progressed smoothly as the central government abolished or delegated 416 administrative approvals.
-- Energy intensity was cut by 3.7 percent.
-- Emission of sulfur dioxide decreased by 3.5 percent.
-- Chemical oxygen demand, a key index for water quality, fell by 2.9 percent.
-- The country began to build 6.6 million units of government-subsidized housing, and 5.4 million were completed.
-- The central government spending on official overseas visits, official vehicles, and official hospitality was cut by 35 percent.
-- The provincial governments' cost of official hospitality decreased by 26 percent.
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