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Message from the President

Aug 29,2013

The Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC) is a policy research and consulting institution directly under the State Council, the central government of the People's Republic of China. Its major function is to conduct advanced research on the overall, comprehensive, strategic and long-term issues in the economic and social development, as well as relevant key and hot problems related to reform and opening up and provide policy options and consulting advice to the CPC Central Committee and the State Council.

Since its establishment at the initial period of reform and opening up and focusing on the work of the CPC Central committee and the State Council at different stages, DRC has made in-depth studies and researches on national development, provided a good number of high quality policy recommendations and done its bit for China’s economic and social development.

China is currently at an important stage with changes in the economic growth pattern and is trying hard to achieve sustainable development. DRC will, with an innovative approach, forge ahead with determination and strive towards the realization of a scientific and democratic decision-making process of the government, the implementation of the scientific outlook on development, the promotion of a smooth and swift economic development in the long run and the building of a harmonious and a moderately prosperous society in all respects.

DRC has a team of prominent economists and highly qualified experts with increasing influence both at home and abroad. It will keep and expand its ties and cooperation with government departments, research institutions and business communities to render service to the government and society with high quality research findings and consulting advice.

DRC will maintain and develop extensive contacts with the international community and increase cooperation and exchanges with major international organizations and research institutions in various countries.

I want to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to all the institutions and people who have shown kind concern and support for DRC's work.

Li Wei


Development Research Center of the State Council