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China gears up for ‘strategic period’

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China gears up for ‘strategic period’:


China’s ruling party-Communist Party of China (CPC)– sets long-term targets for boosting economy and military power.

Key targets announced: 

It announced three goals to be achieved by 2025, 2027 and 2035:

  1. Boosting domestic consumption and innovation.
  2. A national security and defence modernisation plan ahead of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) centennial in 2027.
  3. A ‘Vision 2035’ longer-term economic blueprint that calls for “big leaps” in economic strength and technological prowess.


The new economic blueprint would broadly push for China to double its GDP and current per capita GDP of $10,000 by 2035.

  • The plan is also to realise what it called “the unity of a rich country and a strong Army”.
  • It stressed the importance of informatisation and to “strengthen military training and war preparation”.

Sources: the Hindu.