Xinhua published an Official Report from the CCP’s Fifth Plenary Session of the 17th Central Committee, which was held from October 15 to 18 in Beijing. The conference members listened to and discussed the CCP’s work report presented by Hu Jintao. The conference passed the twelfth five-year plan for the national economy and social development.
The Report stressed that “in current China, (we should) stick to the essential requirement that ‘development is of overriding importance.’” It listed many economic development strategies. It stressed the importance of developing culture and increasing China’s cultural soft power. It also stressed that the CCP’s leadership is the fundamental guarantee for future development.
Xi Jinping was elected to the position of Vice Chairman of the CCP’s Central Military Commission. [Ed: This is widely viewed as a step in preparation for Xi’s taking over the CCP’s top leadership position in 2012 when Hu Jintao’s term is over.]
Source: Xinhua, October 18, 2010