http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/2011NPCWorkReportEng.pdf http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/2011NDRCReportEng.pdf China's National People's Congress 2011: The Reports (Full Text) - China Real Time Report - WSJ Daniel K. Gardner: China Announces Priorities for Next Five Years GDP is to grow by 7% annually over the next five years. Prices are rising too quickly and should be stabilized. Government funding for rural areas, farmers, and agriculture must be increased. The widening income gap must be closed: the government will raise the minimum wage of workers, increase the subsistence allowance for urban and rural residents, reduce the tax burden on low- and middle-income people, and control wage scales in industries where incomes tend to become disproportionately high. The social security system must be expanded and improved and the benefits raised: basic pension insurance and basic medical insurance systems should cover all urban and rural residents; and low-income housing should be made available to 20% of the country's urban households. Conserve natural resources and protect the environment: the country must increase the proportion of non-fossil fuels in primary energy consumption to 11.4%; reduce energy consumption per unit of GDP by 16%: and reduce CO2 emissions per unit of GDP by 17% The government must combat corruption and promote clean government. Officials who abuse power for personal gain, neglect their duties, or infringe upon the rights of others will be prosecuted and punished. -------------------------------------------------------- Fucking hilarious. Public option? Narrowing the "income gap"? Tightening regulations? Expand Social Security? Green energy? Low income housing? Pensions? And USMB Right Wingers think we should be "more like China"? And China is stealing American "liberal ideas"? Come on people. Surely you can see the humor.