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BEIJING, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- China would continue to adopt the proactive fiscal policy and moderately easy monetary policy next year and endeavor to improve the economic growth quality, according to the Central Economic Work Conference Monday.

Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao addressed the meeting, which is held once a year to set the tone for economic development during the next year.

It was agreed at the conference that 2010 is the last year in the counry's 11th five-year plan, and to do a good job in the country's economic and social development next year was of great importance to dealing with the impact of the international financial crisis successfully in an all-around way and laying a sound foundation for China's 12th five-year plan.

More efforts would be made to promote the transformation of the economic development pattern and structural adjustments and to enhance the focus and flexibility of economic policy in the following year in line with new situations next year, according to the attendees of the meeting.

More efforts would also be laid on reform and opening-up, innovation, enhancing the vigor and momentum of the economic growth, improving people's livelihood, maintaining social harmony and stability, said participants of the conference.

It was agreed at the meeting that a good balance should be kept in maintaining a relatively fast and stable economic growth, economic restructuring and dealing with predicted inflation next year.

Wen Jiabao, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Chinese premier, speaks during the Central Economic Work Conference, which was held in Beijing, capital of China, on Dec. 5-7, 2009. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)
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The government would strengthen financial support to sectors including farming, science and technology, education, health care, social security, affordable homes, energy saving and environmental protection in 2010, according to participants of the conference.

The country would tightly control loans targeted at high energy-consuming, high polluting industries and those with excessive production capacity in a bid to improve loans quality and efficiency, according to the meeting.

The Central Economic Work Conference comprises policy-making officials from central and provincial-level governments. 



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