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FACTBOX: China's central economic work conferences in recent years

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BEIJING, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- An annual central economic work conference to analyze current domestic and international economic situations and map out plans for economic work in 2014 started in Beijing on Tuesday.

About a month after the the Communist Party of China Central Committee unveiled a landmark plan to comprehensively deepen reforms, the meeting is expected to put forward overall requirements and major tasks for economic work in 2014.

Following is a review of the central economic work conferences held in the previous five years.

Dec. 15 to 16, 2012

Basic tone: enhancing quality and efficiency of economic growth

Major tasks: China vows to take enhancing quality and efficiency of economic growth as a central task; fully deepen reforms in its economy system and firmly promote opening up; take expanding domestic demand as a strategic basis for the country's development; continue to implement the proactive fiscal policy and prudent monetary policy; continue its control policies on the property market; actively and steadily push forward urbanization; continue to protect foreign investors' rights and interests and their intellectual property rights; avoid pomp and circumstance and take concrete actions to serve the people wholeheartedly; encourage and increase both private and public investment.

Dec. 12 to 14, 2011

Basic tone: making progress while maintaining stability

Major tasks: China vows to enhance and improve macroeconomic regulations to maintain steady and relatively fast economic growth; boost farm produce supplies through the development of agriculture; accelerate economic restructuring to make economic development more self-initiated and coordinated; deepen reforms in key areas and open up to the world; improve people's living standards and innovate the social management mechanism.

Dec. 10 to 12, 2010

Basic tone: ensuring stable and relatively fast economic development while maintaining social stability

Major tasks: China plans to enhance and improve macroeconomic regulations to maintain steady and healthy economic growth; boost farm produce supplies through the development of modern agriculture; accelerate strategic transformation to make economic growth more coordinated and competitive; improve basic public services and innovate the social management mechanism; intensify reforms to promote a shift in the economic growth mode and maintain a mutually beneficial opening-up strategy to broaden international economic cooperation.

Dec. 5 to 7, 2009

Basic tone: promoting the transformation of economic development pattern while maintaining stable and comparatively fast economic growth

Major tasks: China vows to improve macroeconomic regulations in 2010 to ensure stable and relatively fast economic growth and advance structural economic adjustments; lift the quality and efficiency of economic growth; boost rural development; deepen reform and opening up; enhance the momentum and vigor of economic growth; promote a stable increase in exports; improve people's living standards and maintain social stability.

Dec. 8 to 10, 2008

Basic tone: maintaining stable and relatively fast economic growth

Major tasks: China plans to enhance and improve macroeconomic regulations and implement a proactive fiscal policy and moderately eased monetary policy in 2009; step up efforts to increase farmers' incomes and strengthen the development momentum of the agriculture industry and rural economy; speed up the transformation of economic development pattern and structural adjustments; deepen reform and opening up and maintain social stability.

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