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  • BOUNTIFUL HARVEST: Dozens of combine harvesters work in the fields in Zhenping County in central China's Henan Province on May 25, 2008 (XINHUA)
  • BLACK GOLD: Oil pumps churn away at a lakeside in Daqing, a well-known petroleum production base in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on June 23, 2009. The area has produced more than 2 billion tons of oil over the past 60 years, and now has an annual production capacity of 40 million tons (WANG JIANWEI)
  • HYDRO POWER: The Xiaowan Hydro Power Station generates electricity after water is released from the 300-meter-high dam on September 25, 2009. The power station, located on the Lancangjiang River in southwest China's Yunnan Province, is part of the west-to-east electricity transmission project. The total installed capacity is 4.2 million kw, and each unit capacity is 700,000 kw (CHEN HAINING)
  • PROTECTING VEGETABLES: Farmers assemble a greenhouse roof in Mengjin County in central China's Henan Province on December 3, 2009. Central China is one of the country's most economically important regions, due to its role as a grain production base and transportation hub (WANG SONG)
  • CELEBRATION: A woman selects themed decorations to celebrate the Year of Tiger in the city of Huaibei in east China's Anhui Province on February 5, 2010 (XINHUA)
  • RICE APLENTY: A farmer helps put harvested rice on a car on 856 Farm in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on September 15, 2010 (WANG JIANWEI)
  • WIND POWER: Turbines spin on a wind farm in Guazhou County in northwest China's Gansu Province on November 3, 2010. Large numbers of wind farms have been constructed in Gansu and the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in recent years, contributing to the west-to-east electricity transmission project (GAO JIANJUN)
  • JUMBO JET: A jumbo jet fuselage goes down an assembly line at a Hongdu Aviation Industry Group, Ltd. factory on December 1, 2010. The manufacturer has launched its challenge to Boeing and Airbus, by announcing a raft of 100 orders for its first large passenger jet at an air show in Zhuhai, as it vies to break the duopoly's dominance of both domestic and global aviation markets (ZHOU KE)
  • ON THE RAILS: The Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd. celebrates the production of its 1,000th railway car on December 12, 2010. Changchun Railway Vehicles, a subsidiary company under the China CNR Corporation Limited, has become one of the world's largest producers of railway cars (WANG HAOFEI)
  • BETTER RAILWAYS: Support girders are produced by the China Railway 11th Bureau Group Co., Ltd. on December 6, 2010. The company is building four intercity railways that will all connect to Wuhan, the capital city of central China's Hubei Province. Each railway will eventually feature trains with speeds of over 200 km/h, allowing riders to travel from Wuhan to the cities of Xiaogan, Huangshi, Xianning and Huanggang in less than half an hour (CHENG MIN)
China's economy has seen its share of highs and lows over the last five years, along with impact from the global financial crisis. However, the Central Government's macro-control policies and the transformation of China's economic development pattern have allowed the country to achieve all of the goals listed in its 11th Five-Year Plan (2006-2010), and realize steady and rapid development. The country will expect even more growth and prosperity in the next five years.
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