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Overview on China’s 14th Five-Year Plans in the Transport Sector

This paper aims at providing a comprehensive overview of the 14th Five-Year Plans (FYPs) relevant to the development of China’s transport sector until 2025 and beyond. The paper summarises the key elements, priorities and goals of the plans and draws a picture of the general development direction of transport in China.

The focus of China’s social and economic development during the 14th FYP period (2021-2025) and beyond lies in further promoting the transition towards more sustainable development. The 14th FYP period is shaped in particular by COVID-19 recovery, urbanization, city cluster development and urban-rural integration, an ageing society, safeguarding of logistics and supply chains, energy and food security, and air pollution and greenhouse gas mitigation.