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  1. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    Hu Jintao sets target of doubling incomes by 2020

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao, Cary Huang

    ... average household incomes on the mainland by 2020, party chief Hu Jintao said yesterday at the opening of a pivotal party congress that will usher in a new generation of leaders. He insisted ... achieving an average annual increase of around 10 per cent for the past three decades. But growing income inequality and other social injustices have fuelled public discontent, prompting the party ...

  2. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    Hu report signals slower GDP growth, researcher says

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... New era will see workers' incomes boosted as amid lower targets for economic expansion Economic goals laid out in Hu Jintao's report to the 18th party congress report have sent ... residents' income and improving the social security networks to cover more rural people, he said. China's workforce, those aged 15 to 59, begun to shrink in 2010. Migrant workers' wages ...

  3. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    China's 2020 goal may fail unless core issues are tackled, say analysts

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan victoria.ruan@scmp.com Hu's goal of doubling nominal earnings by 2020 doesn't address wealth distribution, analysts say Raising income alone won't shrink the wealth gap While Hu Jintao's goal of doubling per capita income by 2020 is seen as a sign Beijing is paying attention to the poor, analysts said achieving it may not narrow the wealth gap ...

  4. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    Wen Jiabao determined to bow out fighting

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... as the three most critical issues facing the country. He said incoming party leaders would have to deal with them all in the next five years and beyond. "China faces quite a lot of problems, ... some impact on the public as well as on the incoming leaders," said Zhang, who was formerly with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. But Liu Kang, a professor of Asian and Middle ...

  5. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    Xi Jinping pledges to tackle corruption

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the system's many drawbacks including a widening income gap and the imbalance between imports and exports. Internationally, Xi will have to address another great failure of the Hu era - to present ...

  6. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    Exclusive: Hu Jintao set to step down as military chief

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... their influence long after their retirement," Chen said. But there is little doubt that Hu's departure would be good news for incoming leaders. "The full retirement of Hu and other leaders ...

  7. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    Hu seeks clean power handover with military promotion, sources say

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 05:05pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... crises to perpetuate Communist rule and strengthen his own position, analysts say. Though Xi is acceptable to both the Hu camp and the rival Shanghai Gang faction, the incoming premier, Li, ...



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