A BLUEPRINT for sustainable economic growth entitled ''China's Agenda 21'' is to be formulated next year, the daughter of patriarch Deng Xiaoping said. Deng Nan, vice-minister of the State Science and Technology Commission, said it would help improve economic growth and people's livelihood while preserving the environment. She was speaking at an international seminar on the strategy which was attended by more than 180 Chinese and foreign officials as well as international experts. The participants are to discuss how to revise the economic and social development strategy of China for sustainable growth in the next century. Ms Deng said Beijing had agreed to hold an international round-table conference with the United Nations Development Programme on the development strategy in the second quarter of next year. She said the strategy was prepared in accordance with international standards. International experts have expressed concern that China's rapid economic growth would be achieved at the expense of irreparable damage to the environment. Beijing set up a working team comprising members from 52 ministries and non-governmental groups and 300 experts last year to draft the blueprint. ''The agenda will help China to take its historical responsibility of protecting the global environment and promoting the global sustainable development. ''If China, a country with a population of more than one billion, implements the agenda, it would mean participation by about 22 per cent of the world's population in the global Agenda 21,'' she said. Based on the results of the current seminar, Ms Deng said China would modify and revise the draft of the agenda and its associated priority programmes. The vice-minister added that the agenda would be submitted to the Government for review and approval, adding ''we will strive to have it listed on national plans for economic and social development''. Qu Geping, Director of the Environmental Protection Committee of the National People's Congress, said the agenda touched upon industry, agriculture, communications and transport, population, energy, natural resources as well as other fields. ''From now on, China must abandon the traditional development strategy and pursue a sustainable development strategy,'' he said.