Chinese State Council publishes guidelines on strategic emerging industries during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-20)

On 19 December 2016, the State Council unveiled guidelines on China’s strategic emerging industries (click here to view the full text in Chinese, Guidelines). As outlined in the Guidelines, the added value from the strategic emerging industries shall contribute to 15% of China’s GDP by 2020, with the new information technology, high-end manufacturing, biology, low-carbon and green, as well as digital and creative industries each delivering about RMB10tn added value. The Guidelines also called for cross-industry convergence in a broader scale to create an average of over 1 million jobs each year.

The Guidelines set the following tasks to be achieved during the 13th Five-year Plan period:

  • Rapid growth in the information technology industry  to drive China’s cyber-economy.
  • Significant developments in the high-end equipment manufacturing and new material industries to set the pace for China’s manufacturing sector.
  • Game-changing innovations in the bio-industry to drive the growth of a bio-economy.
  • Robust growth in the new energy vehicles, new energy, and energy-saving & environmental protection industries to set a role model for a sustainable development pattern.
  • A boom in the digital and creative industries to lead leading a new consumption mode in China.
  • Growth in strategic emerging industries with full-dimensional strength.
  • Economies of agglomeration to be promoted among strategic emerging industries.
  • Attraction of foreign capitals  to grow strategic emerging industries
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