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Rebalancing towards a Sustainable Future: China’s Twelfth Five-Year Programme

  • Robert Ash
  • Robin Porter
  • Tim Summers

Abstract

This chapter seeks to analyse and assess some of the major opportunities and challenges in China’s Twelfth Five-Year Programme for Social and Economic Development (hereafter 12FYP).1 The main economic thrust of the 12FYP is one of sustainable, balanced and innovative development; its principal social thrust is that the government should enhance its support for ‘livelihoods’ (minsheng) in order to create a ‘moderately well-off’ (xiaokang) society by 2020.2

Keywords

Clean Development Mechanism Intellectual Property Right Circular Economy Sustainable Future Pearl River Delta Region 
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Notes

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    NBS statistics show that China’s merchandise trade with all three countries reached a record level in 2010. See NBS, Zhongguo tongji zhaiyao, 2011, p. 71.Google Scholar
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    See Stephen S. Roach, ‘China’s 12th Five-Year Plan: Strategy vs. Tactics’, Morgan Stanley, April 2011, available at http://www.morganstanley.com/im/emailers/inst/pdf/China_12th_Five_Year_Plan.pdf (accessed on 1 August 2011).Google Scholar
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    See Tim Summers, Yunnan — A Chinese Bridgehead to Asia: A case study of China’s political and economic relations with its neighbours (Chandos, 2013).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), ‘Heavy Duty: China’s Next Wave of Exports’, 2011.Google Scholar
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  • Robert Ash
  • Robin Porter
  • Tim Summers

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